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Good Practice Note published

9 July 2020

TEQSA has released a new online resource to assist Australian higher education providers in preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH).

The Good Practice Note: Preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector features examples and practical advice for providers to support further improvements in policies, procedures and practices.

“The sector has been working to improve its ability to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment for several years. It is essential that this work continue, even during the disruption caused by COVID-19, to ensure student interests are protected,” said TEQSA Chief Commissioner and Acting CEO Professor Nick Saunders.

“This Good Practice Note aims to further support Australian higher education providers to adopt policies and practices to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment, consistent with TEQSA’s fundamental purpose to safeguard student interests and the reputation of Australia’s higher education sector,” he said.

The Good Practice Note was developed following extensive consultation and input from across the sector.

TEQSA acknowledges and thanks all students, experts, providers and their staff, as well as other stakeholders who have made a contribution to its development.

Media enquiries 

Bryan Allchin, Assistant Director, Communications: comms [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012