Below are two lists of external resources.  The Downloadable Resources are reliable and effective resources and strategies for schools made available from Family Planning Tasmania and Family Planning Victoria.  The Useful Links are other external Australian and international resources which may be useful to your practice.

Downloadable Resources

Sample units of work from the SafeLanding Toolkit 2013

A selection of activities from each unit have been updated, mapped to the Australian Curriculum and can be downloaded from Section 5.

Educator Guide: Young People Accessing Health Services

A video and accompanying educator guide to support education sessions on how to access a sexual health service, what occurs during consultation and the rights a young person has when accessing health care.

Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module for Primary and Secondary Schools, 2015

This module provides additional units of work focusing specifically on fertility, donor conception and assisted reproductive treatment for Years 3 – 10

Visual education tools

Creating babies: A guide to methods of conception
Simple drawings with minimal text to assist teachers when explaining methods of conception.

Sexuality Illustrations
A series of line drawings to help teachers discuss life cycle changes, reproductive anatomy, conception, pregnancy and birth.

Contraception: An overview (Student’s Version)
Contraception: An overview (Teacher’s Version)
Designed to introduce the topic of contraception and help students to understand the choices available to them.

A – Z fact sheets

Over 50 titles with up-to-date information on reproductive and sexual health topics. Suitable as professional development reading for teachers or for classroom use with senior students.

Useful Links

Teaching resources

Department of Education and Training, Victoria: Relationships and Sexuality Education
This website provides a range of learning, teaching and assessment resources for primary and secondary schools. All materials support a comprehensive, whole-school learning approach to relationships and sexuality education.

Building Respectful Relationships: Stepping Out Against Gender-Based Violence
Department of Education and Training, Victoria, 2015. A set of sequential teaching activities to educate secondary school students about gender, violence and respectful relationships.

Catching On Early
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, 2013. Learning sequences and teaching activities for relationships and sexuality education from Foundation to Year 6.

Catching On Later
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, 2013.Learning sequences and teaching activities for relationships and sexuality education from Years 7 to 10.

Catching On Everywhere
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, 2008. The program materials in this resource are designed for school leaders, teachers and other school staff when developing, delivering and evaluating relationships and sexuality education programs. They have been developed through the key learnings from the Whole-School Sexuality Education Project (2006-2008).

Part 1: Program planning concepts and policy – A background to the project, literature review and an outline of the relationships and sexuality education policy environment.

Part 2: School practice in relationships and sexuality education – A model for whole-school learning, five school practice examples, a three-year plan for program development and a relationships and sexuality education curriculum audit tool.

Be The Hero
Victorian Women’s Trust, 2008. A web-based violence prevention program for young men from Year 10 onwards.

The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, 2015. A skills development approach to ethical sexual decision-making, care of self, taking care of each other and having an equal say, for all young people.

National Sexual Health Campaign
Australian Government Department of Health. Find out more about avoiding sexually transmissible infections and testing and treatment options. A website that can be utilised in lessons with senior students.

Talk Soon, Talk Often
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania.  A free book to help Tasmanian parents and carers talk to their children about growing up, with information appropriate for each developmental stage.  It was developed by the Western Australian Government (Department of Health) in 2012 and adaptaed for use in Tasmania with permission.

Traffic Lights App
True Relationships and Reproductive Health, Queensland.  This app describes healthy sexual behaviours (green), concerning behaviours (orange) and harmful behaviours (red) for children aged 0-17.  It also explains possible reasons for specific behaviours and suggested responses.

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Age of consent for sex fact sheet.

Useful organisations

ACHPER: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
A professional association advocating for quality health and physical education curriculum, supporting professional learning for teachers and promoting active and health lifestyles for all Australians.  ACHPER provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focussing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)
ARCSHS is a centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships.  The centre works in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals to produce research that advances knowledge and promotes positive change in policy, practice and other people’s lives.  ARCSHS produces the national surveys of Australian secondary students and the Writing Themselves In research on young same sex attracted young people’s experiences at school.  Copies of all reports can be found at

It’s Time We Talked: Pornography, young people, and sexuality today
Reality and Risk, 2014. A community-based project that supports young people, parents, carers, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography. It is auspiced by Brophy Family and Youth Services, in Warrnambool.

A web-based service that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-25.

Safe Schools Coalition
Provides guidance and resources to support gender diversity, intersex and sexual diversity in schools.

Start Early: Respectful relationships for life
Respectful relationships start early in life. Children’s first years establish behaviours and attitudes they will carry through life. That is why Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to introduce Start Early, a professional learning package developed by ECA, and supported by the New South Wales Government.

Tas IVF and TasOGS
Tasmanian service providers in the area of assisted reproductive technology (ART).  The TasIVF and TasOGS websites provide useful information on ART.

Free resource kits

Ansell Education Kit
Access a free education kit designed to help teach young people about safe sex. It includes a condom demonstrator, condoms and information to promote sexual wellness in young people.

Libra School Resource Kit; ‘I am Changing’ Program
Access a free Libra School Resource Kit containing menstruation product samples. Also provides access to the ‘I am Changing’ program which aims to improve health and hygiene education in Years 6 & 7 with materials that are free to download for use in schools.

International links

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
UNESCO’s International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education provides evidence to inform relationships and sexuality education content and pedagogy.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UNFPA’s Sexuality Education: What is its Impact? provides an overview of the impact of good quality relationshisp and sexuality education on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO give guideline standards for wholistic relationships and sexuality education, providing practical help for the development of appropriate curriculum and advocating for the introduction of relationships and sexuality education.

WHO also provide general information:

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