Youth Sexual Consent Culture and the Problem with Current Consent Education

Course Overview

This 60 minute, online professional development workshop titled, ‘Youth sexual consent culture and the problem with current consent education’, explores the limitations of the affirmative consent model currently taught in many secondary schools throughout Australia and New Zealand and how it fails to consider the sexual socialisation of young people, the impact of alcohol, the role of online pornography, the complexities of consent cues, and the sexual practices of young people. Strategies to address these limitations are explored, with suggested actions for school based Relationships and Sexuality Education.

Course Content

  • Limitations of the affirmative consent model
  • The sexual socialisation of young people
  • The role of online pornography
  • The complexities of consent cues
  • Sexual practices of young people
  • Effective educational strategies

Who Should Attend?

  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Guidance Officers
  • School and community nurses
  • Chaplains
  • Teacher Aides
  • Student wellbeing staff
  • Youth workers
  • Community service workers

learning intentions

  • Understand factors impacting on the psychosexual development of young people
  • Examine the impact of alcohol on sexual activity
  • Understand active and contextaul consent communication 


60 minutes


$995 plus GST, up to 50 staff



Professional Learning and Recognition

The Teachers Registration Board of South Australia recognises this workshop as professional learning. This professional learning claimed for registration purposes qualifies as 1 hours and needs to be referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Participants can request a certificate of attendance as evidence learning has occurred. Participants recording professional learning will need to reflect on how this learning connects to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.