Training and Education

The University continuously delivers a suite of free training programs aimed at educating staff and students on matters concerning inappropriate behaviour, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Consent and Respectful Relationships

From Semester 1 2024, all students are required to complete the mandatory Consent and Respectful Relationships online module. 

  • For students

    Face to Face Trainings

    'Brief' Recognise and Respond (to disclosures of sexual harm)

    Join Jo McNamara, a specialist in responses to sexual harm, for an overview of identifying and providing best practice responses to disclosures of sexual harm. This free 1.5 hour workshop covers reporting and support options available for individuals with lived experience, including current legislation and other valuable resources.

    Register for 26 March 10 am - 11:30 am  Register for 30 July 10 am - 11:30 am  

    MATE: Become a Confident Bystander

    Want to be someone who does something? Support yourself and others to identify and respond to problematic behaviours. This is a prevention workshop to address attitudes that drive gender-based violence, and actions we can all take to change culture.

    Join Jo McNamara, a specialist in responses to sexual harm, in this free 3-hour workshop aiming to empower students as MATE bystanders (Motivating Action Toward Empowerment). A bystander takes proactive steps to prevent, intervene or help when inappropriate behaviour occurs. Options and safety will be a key consideration in this training, and examples will cover scenarios from everyday sexism through to unwelcome touch and social events involving alcohol. A free light lunch will be provided. 

    Register for 10 April 10 am - 1 pm Register for 31 July 10 am - 1 pm

    Mental Health First Aid

    This course is free for University of Adelaide staff and students. Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolved.

    Register here

    ALLY Network Training

    Want to join the ALLY Network? The ALLY training aims to raise student and staff awareness of the life experiences, issues and needs of LGBTIQ+ staff and students, as well as information about the role and expectations of being an ALLY Network member. For more information about the ALLY Network, please visit Diversity and Inclusion | Safer Campus Community.

    14 February 10 am - 12 pm 10 April 10 am - 12 pm 12 June 10 am - 12 pm 14 August 10 am - 12 pm 9 October 10 am - 12 pm

    Online Trainings

    Walk in Rainbow Shoes

    This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to assist in raising awareness about LGBTIQ inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

    Start module

    Aboriginal Cultural Awareness

    Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, and knowledge of resources and support available at the university will help you to better engage and meet the needs of Aboriginal staff and students. This induction module forms part of the Tarrkarri Tirrka strategy. 

    Start module

    Equal Opportunity Induction

    This interactive course provides theoretical knowledge and a practical understanding of the following topic areas: equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination laws, discrimination, harassment, inappropriate relationships and the complaints process. 

    Start module 

  • For staff

    Face to Face Trainings

    'Brief' Recognise and Respond (to disclosures of sexual harm)

    Join Jo McNamara, a specialist in responses to sexual harm, for an overview of identifying and providing best practice responses to disclosures of sexual harm. This free 2 hour workshop covers reporting and support options available for individuals with lived experience, including current legislation and other valuable resources. 

    Register for 9 April 10 am - 12 pm  Register for 15 August 10 am - 12 pm  

    Mental Health First Aid

    This course is free for University of Adelaide staff and students. Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolved.

    Register here

    ALLY Network Training

    Want to join the ALLY Network? The ALLY training aims to raise student and staff awareness of the life experiences, issues and needs of LGBTIQ+ staff and students, as well as information about the role and expectations of being an ALLY Network member. For more information about the ALLY Network, please visit Diversity and Inclusion | Safer Campus Community.

    14 February 10 am - 12 pm 10 April 10 am - 12 pm 12 June 10 am - 12 pm 14 August 10 am - 12 pm 9 October 10 am - 12 pm

    Online Trainings

    Sexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment

    What are the drivers and how can we respond? This online course aims to educate university staff about sexual harassment and sexual assault, the policies and practices within the University of Adelaide and the impact of these practices on individuals.

    This course is recommended to all university staff, academic and professional, and is a mandatory induction module for staff new to the University. 

    Start module

    Walk in Rainbow Shoes

    This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to assist in raising awareness about LGBTIQ inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

    Start module

    Aboriginal Cultural Awareness

    Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, and knowledge of resources and support available at the university will help you to better engage and meet the needs of Aboriginal staff and students. This induction module forms part of the Tarrkarri Tirrka strategy. 

    Start module

    Equal Opportunity Induction

    This interactive course provides theoretical knowledge and a practical understanding of the following topic areas: equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination laws, discrimination, harassment, inappropriate relationships and the complaints process. 

    Start module