Sexual Misconduct First Responders Training

Start Date Start - End Time Venue Places Taken
12/11/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Colin Clark #39, rm104 5 of 25

Please note
Course enrolments are currently disabled while we transition from Aurion to Workday. Following Workday go-live on 4 October 2021, all staff development courses and learning content will be accessed via the ‘Learning’ worklet in Workday. Information on how to navigate to Workday Learning will be available soon.

If you wish to attend a currently scheduled iteration of this course, please contact the course coordinator listed to request enrolment.

Duration: 6 hours

Coordinator: Miss Jackie Fuller

Presenter: Mr Franc Hayes

*Sexual Misconduct 101 is a pre-requisite to participate in this training. 

Following the Sexual Misconduct 101 training, further your knowledge in trauma-informed response and develop skills around responding with compassion. This training explores with participants the role of a first responder to disclosures of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. Participants develop skill through practice, including role plays, and develop knowledge about appropriate language. This training presents UQ Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures in detail and helps participants work through the Procedures.. Time is allowed for further reflection, discussion, answers to questions, and confidence building. Participants will learn strategies for self-care and responses to vicarious trauma, including recognising when and how to access help to maintain positive health.

After completing this training, some participants may be invited to join the First Responder Network- a team of identified staff and other members of the UQ community specifically trained to provide information and guidance to survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

Sexual misconduct training is a sensitive subject that requires participants to engage with compassion, discretion and respect. We appreciate that not everyone will feel comfortable participating in such training and would encourage you to reflect personally before choosing to engage.

To meet the University of Queensland’s commitment to prevention and response to sexual misconduct. The university has agreed in full to the Australian Human Rights Commission report recommendations and Universities Australia guidelines, which both instruct universities to educate staff on prevention and response to sexual misconduct.


Courses running via Zoom: the course coordinator listed against this course will email the Zoom link a day or two prior to course commencement.