Consent Matters

Consent Matters is an eLearning module in the LMS, which provides practical information about:

  • sexual consent
  • tips for effective communication for safe and respectful relationships
  • the skills needed as an active bystander to safely intervene in situations where sexual harassment or assault may occur
  • support services at the University of Melbourne.

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Who needs to complete Consent Matters

Consent Matters is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate coursework students, and strongly recommended for graduate researchers. As part of your enrolment, you need to complete the Consent Matters eLearning module and submit your answers to the quizzes.

There is no pass mark for this module.

Exemptions are available under certain circumstances.

Completion due date

You must complete the Consent Matters eLearning module by Monday 26 June 2023, 11.59pm AEST.

If you do not complete the module or have not been granted an exemption by the required completion date, you will not be able to view your end of semester subject results in my.unimelb. Once you have completed the module or have been granted an exemption, you will be able to view your results within 48 hours.

Accessing Consent Matters

Consent Matters can be accessed via the Learning Management System (LMS) and takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All students are automatically enrolled into the Consent Matters module in the LMS. To complete the module, you will need to:

  • Use a desktop or laptop
  • Disable pop-up blockers for this site
  • Log in to the LMS using your active student account.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find the module?

    You can follow these instructions to access Consent Matters:

    1. Log in to the LMS with your student login details
    2. Under the left-side menu, select Subjects
    3. Select Consent Matters under Published subjects.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course by the deadline?

    You will not be able to access your end of semester subject results. Once you have completed the module or have been granted an exemption, you will be able to view your results within 48 hours.

  • I don’t feel comfortable doing this module. Do I have to complete it? 

    Exemptions are available for students for one of the following reasons:

    • I completed the Consent Matters module during a previous semester.
    • I request an exemption due to religious grounds.
    • I find the subject matter distressing, and completing consent matters would be detrimental to my wellbeing.
  • Who needs to complete Consent Matters? 

    The Consent Matters eLearning module is compulsory for all undergraduate and coursework students. While it is not compulsory for graduate researchers, we strongly recommend they complete the module.

  • Why are you required to complete this module?

    The University has a commitment to preventing sexual misconduct in our community. The Consent Matters module is mandatory for students as part of the wider 2023-24 Respect Action Plan. Changing the attitudes and behaviours that underpin misconduct is not an easy task, but completing basic consent training is one contribution that we can each make towards a safe and respectful campus culture.

  • I have already completed Consent Matters, do I need to do it again? 

    If you have completed the Consent Matters eLearning in 2023, you do not need to complete it again. When viewing Consent Matters under Published Subjects it will say ‘completed’.

    If you completed Consent Matters in a previous semester and the module is not marked as ‘completed’ you may wish to either complete the module again as a refresher or submit an exemption.

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