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Curtin University (Relationships and Sexuality Education)




Curtin University delivers undergraduate and postgraduate units in relationships and sexuality education.

Relationships and sexuality education (RSE) can be a confronting and challenging subject area for teachers. It is a critical subject, as students are exposed to messages about sexuality on a daily basis and long before they enter secondary school. It is important that all students receive correct information, including the positive aspects, in a developmentally‐appropriate way. Furthermore, students with gender or sexual diversity should feel supported by their school.

These units aim to increase confidence and capacity as an RSE educator. Students will learn lots of practical, innovative teaching strategies that could be utilised in a variety of subject areas.

Topics include:

  • creating a safe and supportive environment

  • links to the curriculum

  • planning, implementing and assessing RSE content

  • affirming diversity

  • working with parents and engaging with key stakeholders

  • enhancing relationships in the classroom

  • sexual health agencies that support teachers

  • working competently and confidently in a multicultural environment

Undergraduate Unit Code: EDUC4012 (Semester 1 2023; Fully Online)

Postgraduate Unit Code: EDUC5004 (Semester 1 2023; Internal one-week block)

Note: Undergraduate or postgraduate students from any WA university are welcome to enrol in these units via a cross‐institutional enrolment.


Curtin University, Bentley, Perth and online


Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate SRE unit flyer

Contact Details

Contact: Dr Jacqui Hendriks

T: (08) 9266 9592 (Mon & Tues)