About Respectful Relationships Education

The Tasmanian Department of Education maintains a whole-of-system, research-based approach to developing and maintaining respectful relationships education. An essential element of the Tasmanian Government’s  Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence, 2019 – 2022 (PDF, 8.1MB) has been the development of an extensive range of resources designed to support schools, communities and individuals to understand why family and sexual violence occurs and how to reduce further instances of violence.

At the centre of this initiative is an online and publicly available resource package, incorporating teaching and learning sequences, strategies, processes and skills to guide schools and communities in the explicit teaching of respectful relationships education. The resources are designed to support school communities model positive environments and appropriate behaviours in which individuals know, understand and engage in equitable and respectful relationships.

Respectful Relationships Education ensures all Tasmanian communities value a culture of respect.