Consent Matters

Complete UOW's Consent Matters training

All students are required to complete Consent Matters within your first session at UOW, or your results will be withheld.

This is an online module that covers sexual consent, communication in relationships, and bystander intervention.

This course will help you understand what consent is and identify situations where it can’t be given.

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Withheld results

  • If your results have been withheld because you haven't completed the training, complete it as soon as possible and they will be released to you within 24 hours.
  • The training will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.


Students who have experienced or witnessed sexual violence can ask for an exemption by contacting the SARC team via

Consent Matters competition

If you are in your first session of study in Spring 2024, you are eligible to enter the draw to win one of four $100 UOW Pulse gift vouchers. To enter, make sure you complete Consent Matters between 15 July and 4 August 2024.

View Terms and Conditions of the competition (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact the SARC team on 4221 3344 or

Need support?

The Safe and Respectful Communities (SARC) team is committed to creating a safe and respectful environment across all UOW campuses. SARC is responsible for supporting students who have witnessed or experienced sexual assault, harassment, domestic and family violence, bullying or discrimination. SARC is also leading the university’s prevention work in this space.

Learn more about SARC

NSW consent law changes

The University welcomes new affirmative consent laws which came into effect in NSW from Wednesday 1 June 2022.

The new laws are part of a historic legislative reform for the state, and mean that now a person does not consent to sexual activity unless they do something or say something indicating consent.

UOW is also taking action to further address the harmful attitudes that continue to contribute to non-consensual sexual activity.

In response to student feedback, UOW has made the Consent Matters Module mandatory for all students.

Learn more about NSW consent laws

Check consent every time

When it comes to consent, there's no room for grey area. You always need to check you have sexual consent.

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Check consent everytime.

Contact SARC

Contact SARC for support, first level responder training (staff and students), and other training options.