Submission Documents and Scoring Guides - Pride in Health + Wellbeing

Submission Documents and Scoring Guides

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Submission Dates

2022 submissions have now closed.

2023 Submissions will open later this year and will be accepted in the new year.

For Hand-Delivered, Couriered or Mailed Submissions:

Please send to:

Health + Wellbeing Equality Index Submissions
ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs
414 Elizabeth Street

If You Are Sending Your Submission Electronically:

Large file transfer programs may include but are not limited to Dropbox, Google Docs, ParcelPost, Microsoft OneDrive or any other internally approved large file transfer mechanisms.

To send your submission electronically utilise a large file transfer program to upload your document and all attachments. Send the URL to download these files via email to:

The 2022 HWEI benchmarking tool will be the first year of iteration 2. This means there will be some changes from the 2021 HWEI benchmark, but these and what is now expected has been explained in the launch video below.

HWEI Submission Document

coming soon

HWEI Evidence and Scoring Guide

coming soon

(including how this index varies from 2021)

See also

Frequently Asked Questions Submission Instructions

Catch up on the launch of the 2022 HWEI second iteration. The video of the presentation is below, along with a copy of the presentation slides.

Optional HWEI Employee and Client Surveys

All members of Pride in Health +Wellbeing and those participating in the HWEI (regardless of membership) will be able to participate in the optional HWEI staff survey and/or HWEI client survey.  As a result of participating, service providers will receive a high-level analysis of your organisational responses from staff or client perspective (individuals are not identified, only the name of the organisation participating), however, you can choose to participate in both, one or neither survey depending on your individual preferences.

To participate in either survey or both, you will need to request a unique URL. While you may request your unique URL at any time, these will not be sent out before November each year.  Once you have received your unique URL, the survey will be immediately available for distribution along with some sample communications that you can utilise/edit.

Client Surveys

Client surveys will need to be available to clients in a way that maintains their anonymity and does not risk inadvertent disclosure. A unique URL for your organisation will be sent to you which can be shared with all clients/service users/residents. Alternatively, you may wish to facilitate electronic submission of the survey with your clients through the use of tablets etc.

A final option for printing and distributing hard copy surveys is also available, should you wish to mail out the survey to all your clients. Collection of these hard-copy surveys can be through an anonymous lockbox within your service, or through a reply paid postage option back to PIHW – please discuss with us how you plan to distribute and collect survey responses from your clients. Please contact us at

requesting to participate in one or more surveys

to request to participate in the Staff and/or client surveys please fill in the Survey Request Form. Your unique Survey Link(s) and a printable client survey will be sent to you at the start of November.

Surveys will close each year to align with benchmarking index submission deadlines.

Australian Pride in Health + Wellbeing Awards

Organisations can also nominate colleagues for the Australian Pride in Health + Wellbeing Individual Awards.

Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) is Pride in Diversity’s free industry benchmark tool measuring workplace inclusion. Like the HWEI it is free for organisations to participate and to measure their internal workplace inclusion levels. For further information and submission documents for the AWEI please visit

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