Essential training for students & staff

Gaining a solid understanding of what sexual misconduct is and how to recognise it.

We provide preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment awareness training across all UNSW residential colleges. This ensures our student leaders and staff have a strong understanding of: 

  • Consent - what it means in terms of sexual relationships and when you can give your consent
  • How to communicate what you are comfortable and not comfortable with - so you can navigate relationships successfully and understand boundaries
  • Recognising unconscious bias and the impacts of language and everyday gendered micro-aggressions in unconsciously promoting a culture of disrespect 
  • The difference between respectful and disrespectful behaviours, as well as empowering bystanders to speak out when they hear or see something 
  • UNSW staff and student codes of behaviour.

This training is administered by UNSW in partnership with the Gendered Violence Research Network.  


We developed a gendered violence awareness training program for students and staff specifically tailored to UNSW. This training is delivered in person and via an e-learning package.

Underpinning our training and awareness programs we are also strengthening our staff and student codes of conduct and making our policies and procedures in relation to sexual misconduct more visible and more accessible.

Help and support

The Sexual Misconduct Portal allows anyone to report an incident of sexual assault or harassment, whether you have been directly affected, are a witness to an incident or a support person. Reports can be made anonymously and will remain confidential unless specifically stated by the person reporting.

Find the right person or service to give you the support and advice you need

There are many people and services who can help you along the path to recovery from experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. If you are not sure what to do - you can talk to someone from one of the free and confidential services.

Behaviour that amounts to sexual assault or sexual harassment is not accepted at UNSW. If you are a student or staff who has been affected by sexual misconduct, here is information about the support and reporting options available inside and outside of UNSW.