Responding to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual harassment

Course description

Flinders University is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all of our community.
Flinders has zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment.

This training forms part of that commitment, and reflects our involvement in the Respect. Now. Always. campaign, launched by Universities Australia to prevent and address sexual harassment and sexual assault across the tertiary education sector.

Ensuring our staff are appropriately trained to respond to students or staff who may disclose sexual harassment or sexual assault is a key part of Flinders' implementation of Respect. Now. Always., and the recommendations of the national 'Change the Course' report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (2017).

The training is mandatory for all new staff, and also for existing staff in identified roles who are most likely to receive disclosures from students about sexual harassment or sexual assault.

All staff are strongly encouraged to complete this training package and be aware of their responsibilities under the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Policy.

You can access this training at:
Responding to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual harassment

This link will take you to a separate course in FLO and a page that says
'Responding to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual harassment: Self Enrolment (Student)'

  • Click the continue button
  • Click the blue 'Enrol me' button at the bottom of the screen
  • Start the training

You should allow 90 minutes in total to complete the two modules that comprise 'Responding to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual harassment'.

Type of course


What you will learn

Module 1 - Sexual harassment and sexual assault: What are the drivers and how can staff respond?

This module, developed by Universities Australia and the Australian Psychological Society as part of the Respect. Now. Always. initiative will enable you to:

  • Identify behaviours that constitute sexual harassment and sexual assault
  • Understand the drivers behind these behaviours
  • Better understand how often they occur and their effects
  • Identify barriers to reporting, disclosing and seeking help
  • Respond and support students and staff appropriately and effective
  • Identify support systems at Flinders

Module 2 - Support and reporting at Flinders

This module, authored by the Flinders Health, Counselling and Disability team, provides information about:

  • The Flinders context for Respect. Now. Always.
  • Support options for students and staff
  • Flinders' policy framework, responsibilities and expectations
  • Reporting options for students and staff

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