About this education kit
This kit helps educators teach young people about their legal rights and responsibilities to inform their choices about sex and relationships. The kit can support teachers to deliver the Department of Education and Training's Respectful Relationships curriculum.
The program covers four topics:
- Age of consent
The teaching resource is designed to be used in combination with video content. It contains session plans, activities, legal background notes and other supporting information for each topic.
Watch the videos for this kit:
Order wallet cards
We have wallet cards with key information on all four topics:
Our Community Legal Education team can support you to deliver Sex, young people and the law. For more information, see Contact us, below.
Complete the eLearning module for teachers
We encourage educators to complete our Sex, young people and the law eLearning module before delivering these important legal messages.
How we developed this kit
We developed these resources with Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre. We are also grateful for the input of the Department of Education and Training, Domestic Violence Resource Centre of Victoria, South Eastern CEntre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) and Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.
If you have questions about these resources or would like support to deliver education sessions, contact us:
Download onlyYou can download a copy of this resource for free.
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Reviewed 28 June 2022