We work to build a strong culture of safety, mutual respect and inclusion to ensure all members of our community can study and work in a safe and supportive environment.
What’s the best way to help you achieve your study goals and have an enjoyable university experience at the same time? We think it’s fostering a respectful, safe and inclusive learning and working environment for everyone at Deakin.
This includes ensuring that we take an uncompromising position on preventing and addressing sexual harm, which is a significant issue for not only universities but the wider community.
We all have a part to play in ensuring that Deakin’s culture meets these expectations. One of your responsibilities as a commencing student is to complete the Respectful Behaviour module, which discusses some complex and important issues.
What you’ll learn from the module
The Respectful Behaviour module comprises five topics:
- Respect at Deakin
- Understanding gender and gender inequality
- Family and domestic violence and sexual harm
- Consent in respectful relationships
- What to do if things go wrong.
In doing this module, you’ll:
- get to know your rights and responsibilities as a Deakin student
- consider human rights and how they apply at Deakin
- discover any pre-conceptions and biases you or others may have that could affect the people around you
- gain practical skills that will help you navigate your time as a student, your personal relationships and your future career.
How to complete the module
You’ll find the module in the units section of DeakinSync during Week 4 of this trimester. Read through each topic and complete all questions throughout the module. Only questions in topics 2, 3 and 4 are graded.
You don’t need to do it all in one go, but you should complete the module within your first trimester of study.
Support is available
This module contains topics with strong language and discussions of sexual harm, threats, violence and homicide. It may trigger past trauma. You should make your own assessment on the suitability of the module for you.
If you require help, please seek support through:
- Deakin’s Safer Community service (Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm) on +61 3 9244 3734 or at email@example.com.
- Deakin’s Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) service.
- 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
Do you have questions or feedback, or need help to complete the module? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.