Training opportunities

Rights, Relationships and Respect Program

Duration: varies
Delivery: online

The Rights, Relationships and Respect online program is compulsory for all ANU students. This module will introduce you to ANU support pathways, values and expectations around health and respectful relationships.

Your learning outcomes will include awareness of sexual assaults and sexual harassment care, including The University's zero tolerance approach. This will also include understanding the legal parameters of sexual consent in the ACT, understanding social and ethical dimension of sexual consent, understanding power dynamics and how they impact consent, and awareness of support services available at ANU and within the ACT community.

1 hour face-to-face (residential halls)

Duration: 1 hour
Delivery: face to face

All residential halls are offered a face-to-face training session that aims to contextualise the online module of Rights, Relationships and Respect while providing a space for questions and dialogue. This session provides an ethical framework around consent and communication in intimate settings through a sex positive lens. The session explores how we communicate consent, verbally and non-verbally and exposes social norms that contribute to the present discourse around consent. The ACT legislation which outlines when consent can and cannot be given within a legal framework is also examined.

Please contact us by emailing to discuss.

Understanding Sexual Violence and Bystander Intervention (staff or student workshops)

Duration: 2 hours
Delivery: face to face

This session begins by exploring the nature of sexual harassment and sexual assault in both the Australian and University context. It explores the drivers of sexual assault and sexual harassment in our educational institutions, workplaces and community, and provides detailed and practical skills and strategies for intervening in the systems, structures and behaviours that may normalise or foster sexual violence. 

This training session can be designed in consultation with ANU communities in order to address their specific contextual needs. Please contact us by emailing to discuss.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence (online module)

Duration: 2 hours
Delivery: Online (accessible via Wattle or Pulse)

This online module is accessible for both staff and students. It provides an overview of the broader context around sexual violence at universities before outlining how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence in a safe and supportive way. This course is tailored to the ANU context and outlines relevant support services available in the ANU and ACT.


The RRU is the host of the ANU LGBTIQA+ Ally network and provides a variety of related learning experiences. Please visit the Ally training page for more details.

Bespoke learning experiences

The RRU is interested in working with specific groups within ANU to design appropriate learning experiences that are relevant to their needs and context. Please contact us by emailing to discuss.