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SARC Education and Training was established in 2004 in response to the Gordon enquiry.

The aims of SARC Education and Training are as follows.

  • Provide quality, evidence based education and training opportunities on issues related to sexual assault and sexual abuse to professional workers, students and volunteers
  • Build the capacity of the workforce to effectively respond to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual abuse
  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of workers in WA, about sexual assault, sexual abuse and the impact of trauma
  • Develop culturally appropriate resources to support people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse and workers who work with survivors
  • Support the Sexual Assault Resource Centre to provide best practice services to clients who have experienced sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse

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SARC Education and Training offers a range of professional development opportunities to students and professionals working or volunteering in government, non-government and private organisations.

Presentations are delivered at your workplace by an experienced SARC trainer. Presentations can run consecutively to enable half day and full day training sessions.

For an overview of all general training opportunities available in 2018, please see our flyer SARC Presentations 2018.

Medical/forensic training opportunities are discussed on the SARC Medical web page.

General Presentations

Workshops hosted by SARC

Presentations to Secondary School Students

This workshop is designed for young people (13-25) and covers key concepts about sexual consent and the relationship aspects of sex. Suitable for secondary school, TAFE and University students and all post school aged youth.
Max of 35 participants.

Presentations for university students


Metro Presentation Costs (All costs inclusive of GST)
  Within WA Dept. of Health External to WA Dept. of Health
1 hour $250 $260
1.5 hours $325 $340
2 hours $400 $420
Half day combination $550 $580
Full day combination $1100 $1160



Training enquiries can be directed to

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Presentations for Regional Workers

The following presentations are available to regional workers on Moodle. The presentations can be viewed individually or as a team and allow workers to access them at their convenience. When viewing is completed, we ask workers to complete the short survey at the end of the presentation to enable SARC to gather feedback and statistics.

Please contact to obtain a password to view the presentations.

  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault (general)
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Abuse – for health appointments involving physical contact (for nurses, doctors, physios, etc.)
  • The Impact of Trauma
  • Stabilising a Trauma Client
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care for Workers (follow-up team discussion and activity handout available to accompany presentation)

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e-learning package

A free e-learning package on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault is available for completion at the link below. The package takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and includes interactive questions and 2 challenging quizzes. A certificate is available upon completion.

Services can use the e-learning package in a number of ways including: professional development of workers, part of a compulsory induction for new workers and an annual refresher for workers.

View the Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault e-learning package.

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Medical and Forensic Training

SARC's Medical and Forensic Education and Training Team provide a variety of training packages to healthcare and allied healthcare professionals. This training focuses on medical and forensic care and options for a person alleging a sexual assault in the past two weeks.

See Medical and Forensic E&T Training for more information.

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Contact us

To find out more information please contact the Education and Training Team at SARC on (08) 6458 1820 or email us on

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