Consent Matters training program

Compulsory training for ANU students:

The Consent Matters program is compulsory for all students through Wattle. The online modules explore the nature of sexual consent, how to recognise it and how to identify situations where it can't be given.

The modules also encourage participants to recognise the importance of good communication, clear boundaries and mutual respect within our sexual and non sexual relationships. The principles of bystander intervention, particularly when and how to intervene, are also explored.

Students are required to complete all the modules.  If you are a new ANU student, you will need your Student UserID to register in Wattle before commencing the training.

Students living on campus:

Students living on campus (all Halls, Colleges and Lodges) must complete the program before they move into their residences. We are unable to issue room keys on arrival until you have completed the program unless you have received prior exemption from your Residential Head of Hall, College or Lodge.

We encourage you to get started on the course as soon as possible to ensure you complete it by the deadline. It is your responsibility to check that you have successfully completed all components of the program prior to the deadline.

If you are unable to complete the program, please contact your Residential Head of Hall. Please be assured that requests will be treated with respect, care and confidentiality.

You can access the training here.

Students living off campus:

For ANU students living off campus, you are required to complete the program before the start of your academic studies.  You can access the training here  

Residential student leadership training

Since 2016 the ANU has worked to design and implement a comprehensive training program inclusive of online training, face to face training and development of trained residential student leaders in a variety of subject areas including consent, responding to disclosures of sexual violence training and MATE bystander training.

In 2018 the training program was further enhanced to include additional education programs which aimed to prevent sexual assult and sexual harassment from occurring.  The program also served to enhance how the University and it's leadership teams responded in the event of an incident occurring. 

Health, safety & wellbeing 

Creating and maintaining a safe and respectful campus for all students and visitors remains a key focus.  More information about how the University supports its students and visitors can be found here