Consent Matters is online training consisting of four modules and a quiz that every single staff and student will complete once during their time at UTS.
Some people find it difficult to talk about sex openly, and not everyone feels comfortable being direct, assertive or explicit. Consent Matters ensures that all members of our community have a shared understanding of consent and can help if they see unacceptable behaviour.
This training is one part of our program to reduce unwanted sexual behaviour and encourage healthy relationships.
Deadline for completion
The deadline for coursework students to complete Consent Matters training is the session results release date - Monday 26 November 2018 for Main Calendar students, and Monday 17 December 2018 for Calendar B students.
Failure to complete Consent Matters
If you have not completed Consent Matters training and received 100 per cent in the quiz, you will receive a Consent Matters sanction and will not be able to view your results.
To remove the sanction, complete the training and receive 100 per cent in the quiz. You will need to wait up to 72 hours for your results to appear.
Completing Consent Matters
Training can be undertaken in one go (approximately one hour), or over a longer period, but it won't be recognised until you complete the two parts:
- read the content in all four modules
- receive 100 per cent in the 10-question quiz that appears at the end
How to access the training
- Go to the start directly (log in required), or navigate through UTSOnline to 'My Subjects'
- Select 'Click HERE to launch Consent Matters modules'. A pop-up window will appear
- Once you finish the modules, it may take up to 15 minutes for the quiz to appear. Select 'Click HERE to launch Consent Matters quiz'
If you fail the quiz, you can repeat it until you pass. If you're having trouble, read about the support options available to you. You won't see your results until you receive 100 per cent in the quiz.
If you’re also a staff member, do the training in UTSOnline (logging in with your student ID and password) and email your certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid completing the training twice.
Check whether you have passed the quiz
- Sign into
- Select 'My Grades' under 'Quick Links'
If you have successfully completed the training, your grade will show as 'PASS'. Make sure to save your certificate on your device.
If 'FAIL' appears, or if the Grade column is blank, you have not completed the training. Check that you have:
- clicked through each page in the four modules
- completed the 10-question quiz that appears on the subject page after the modules
- received 100 per cent in the 10-question quiz (you can repeat it, if needed)
If you think that you have completed the module but your results are blocked, read the next section.
If you still can't see your results
There are a number of reasons why you may receive a sanction on your results, from a library fine to not paying your fees. You will see what type of sanction you have when you log into My Student Admin.
If you have a Consent Matters sanction and:
- you completed your training after 23 November 2018 (or 14 December for Calendar B students), your Spring session results will take up to 72 hours to appear
- you're seeing as ‘pass’ in UTSOnline and you’ve waited 72 hours but still can’t see your results, send an online enquiry via Ask UTS with your certificate of completion attached
Help and support
Please note that the training cannot be accessed via the Blackboard mobile app. If you would like to view the module with your mobile device, please log in to UTSOnline via your mobile browser instead.
If you have trouble logging in, accessing training or experience system errors, log a ticket on (log in required).
Support and exemptions
We encourage anyone who is feeling uncomfortable to speak with a community or UTS support service listed on the .
For help understanding the language, contact .
You can also attend at the library to help you complete Consent Matters.
We also recognise that training may cause distress to students who have experienced trauma.
If it’s not in your best interests to undertake the module, fill out the email@example.com from your student email account. Verification can be supplied by any of the following: and email it to
- a counsellor (including a )
- a registered medical practitioner with a Medicare provider number
- a registered psychologist
Emails received for exemptions without the required form and verification will not be actioned.
Information for staff
Staff complete Consent Matters training in NEO. Additional information for staff is provided on Staff Connect (log in required).
However, if you’re also a student, do the training in UTSOnline (logging in with your student ID and password) and email your certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid completing the training twice.
Casual staff should read the Staff Connect content specific to them and payments.
When you attempt or complete the Consent Matters training, information will be generated regarding your attempts, stage of completion and results.
The collected information will be used to:
- record your completion
- troubleshoot any issues with you if your completion has not been properly recorded
- monitor the effectiveness of the training
- ensure ongoing quality improvement and planning
The information may also be used or disclosed in the event of an investigation into an allegation relevant to sexual assault or harassment, or if required or permitted by law.
Your Consent Matters results will be recorded:
- in UTSOnline under 'My Grades' and in My Student Admin (for students)
- in NEO, under 'Online Learning Management', My Learning (for staff)
You can access your results at any time. If you have completed the module but it is not reflected in the system, contact the Student Centre or HR.
For coursework students, successful completion of Consent Matters is required for the release of your results. In addition, your completion of Consent Matters will be recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) which is an official document that accompanies your Academic Transcript and Testamur upon graduation.
If you wish to lodge an exemption from the training, additional information will be required to support your exemption request. Refer to the privacy statement on the opt out form (for students) or the (refer to Exemptions provided under the relevant staff or student section on this webpage).