Education, Training and Resources

Training and education

ANU students and staff can get involved in a range of training and education initiatives run by the Respectful Relationships Unit on campus by registering on the Eventbrite page. You can also find out more about the initiatives on offer by consulting the Training Opportunities menu on the right hand side of this page.

The training initiatives have been developed with the long-term aim of ensuring the ANU campus is free from sexism, sexual assault and sexual harassment, and are based on best practice and current research.

A significant focus of the training and education initiatives is primary prevention. This means our modules are designed to prevent instances of sexual violence occurring in the first place. Some training modules also focus on appropriate immediate and long-term responses following sexual violence that may lessen negative impacts, which are known as secondary and tertiary prevention.

Please visit the training list to browse through the current training and education opportunities available for staff and students. To register for training sessions, please visit the Eventbrite page which will list all upcoming trainings and events managed by the Respectful Relationships Unit.

Respectful Relationships Unit is always expanding the training and education offerings, so we can tailor information and education to meet the needs of our diverse communities. We encourage you to get in contact with us at, whether it is to get further information on training and education, or to discuss how we can support you and your community.

You can find out more about the MATE Bystander Program by viewing the Bystander is a verb document on the right hand side of this page.


You can see a snapshot of some of our existing resources at the top of this page, or visit our flickr page to see all available resources in full. If you would like to access hard or soft copies of our resources, or want to develop a bespoke resource for your community, please contact us at

Safe Events Guide and event management

The Respectful Relationships Unit can assist with making events safe and respectful by providing training to event organisers and volunteers on topics like bystander intervention or how to have difficult conversations. The Safe Events Framework is a valuable resource for event organisers which outlines steps that should be taken while planning, setting up, running, and reflecting on safe events. The Respectful Relationships Unit can also provide debriefing for organisers, volunteers and attendees in the instance of something not okay happening at an event. Contact us at