Consent Matters is an online training module and quiz that every single member of our community - staff and students - will complete.
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 students and staff have a shared understanding of consent.
This training is one part of our program to reduce unwanted sexual behaviour and encourage healthy relationships.
About the training
The training is the same for staff and students to give everybody the same level of understanding of what consent is, how to recognise when it's not there, real-life skills to use in an unacceptable situation and available support services.
There are four modules about consent, relationships, being a bystander and support to read through. Then you'll be prompted to take the quiz. Training can be undertaken in one go (approximately one hour), or over a longer period. But it won't be recognised as complete until you view all content and receive 100 per cent in the quiz.
You can take the quiz as many times as you need to reach a 100 per cent pass mark. Student results will be automatically recorded and monitored in CASS, the student administration database, administered by the UTS Information Technology Division.
Completing the training
Students access the training via UTSOnline (login required)
Staff access the training via NEO (login required)
How to access training via NEO
(staff login required)
Help and support
If you're feeling uncomfortable at any point, you can speak with UTS Counselling or any other community or UTS support service listed on the Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault & Sexual Harassment information page.
If you are a student who is feeling distressed and unable to complete this training, you can seek an exemption by filling out the Request to opt out of Consent Matters form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you experience system errors, log a ticket on ServiceConnect (login required) or call the IT Support Centre on 9514 2222.