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.

*Please complete the Module on a computer with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Technical issues

If you’re having technical issues please read this support article with FAQs and troubleshooting tips.

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

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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.

Consent Laws in NSW


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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Let's just chill tonight.

That's how you do it.

Check consent everytime.

Contact SARC

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