Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response 101

Start Date Start - End Time Venue Places Taken
29/09/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Learn Innov Bldg#17,Rm202 5 of 25
11/11/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Colin Clark #39, rm104 3 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 assault and sexual harassment is a serious issue effecting students (and staff) at universities across Australia. This training focuses on sexual misconduct prevention and response, equipping participants with the foundational knowledge to be active in prevention and support students and colleagues who may disclose experiences of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. Key topics covered by this training include primary prevention and culture change, different forms of sexual assault and harassment, consent, being an ethical bystander, the neurobiology of trauma, trauma-informed response to disclosures, ensuring professional boundaries and mitigating safety and risk. Participants will learn about reporting and support options, both within UQ and external, for staff and students.

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.

This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of:

1. UQ’s approach to prevention and management of disclosures of sexual misconduct;

2. Trauma informed approaches to disclosure and survivor centric support options

3. The importance of the ethical bystander, and how to play a proactive role in ensuring that the UQ community is a safe and supportive environment.

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.