Teaching resources

Australian Resources

Australian Curriculum - Health and Physical Education Learning Area

In 2014, The Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum is being implemented in all states and territories of Australia. Click on the above link to the Health and Physical Education Learning Area to find out more as this is the learning area that most explicitly describes sexuality education.

Sexuality Education Matters

This resource, designed in 2013 by Debbie Ollis, Lyn Harrison , and Claire Maharaj of Deakin University is designed to assist those teaching in pre-service teacher education programs and to enable graduating teachers to be equipped with the knowledge, skill, comfort and confidence to integrate sexuality education content, issues and activities in health education programs, in line with the Australian Curriculum and student wellbeing policies and practice.


Teach it like it is 2 and Primary Teach it like it is

Learning about relationships and sexual health is a lifelong process. It involves the acquisition of knowledge, development of skills and formation of attitudes, beliefs and values. Relationships and sexual health education covers puberty and sexual development, emotions, relationships, sexuality, sexual behaviour and sexual health. These 2 manuals, produced by SHine SA, are curriculum resources for teachers of primary and secondary students. Teach it like it is 2,  2011,  Primary Teach it like it is,  2014  available from SHine SA, Woodville, SA.


The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships for Years 7-10

This resource includes many useful sources for the classroom. Here's a useful resource to a world first video designed for 13 to 14 year olds to help them become critical thinkers about pornography and other sexual imagery (which may not be classified as porn): Porn-what you should know (scroll to the bottom of the page for video)

Keep in mind that not everyone in your class has seen or wants to see porn, but if it's an issue that you feel students are affected by, then check out the video and the accompanying lesson plan. Our main concern is that young people have the chance to hear an alternative set of standards - that sex can be a mutually enjoyable and consensual experience. For more information and other topics visit: http://www.lovesexrelationships.edu.au/

The Practical Guide was written by Jenny Walsh, with Anne Mitchell and Mandy Hudson of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University and published in 2015.


International Resources

Sex on the Map

Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education

Some sexuality education subjects are easy to teach. And some are just the opposite. In working with educators and conducting research on sexuality education, SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1998) has found that certain subjects are consistently ignored, taught poorly, or become the center of controversies. This manual is designed to address this issue.


It’s All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education

This curriculum was written by the International Sexuality and HIV Curriculum Working Group (an international group of experts to ensure that its perspective is relevant for educating young people globally — from Africa to the Pacific, from Asia to the Americas, from Europe to the Arab World).

It’s All One Curriculum is a resource kit for developing a unified curriculum on sexuality, gender, HIV, and human rights. It is based on global research about risks to sexual health. It responds to the Millennium Development Goals and related policy mandates, and it brings a much-needed fresh and practical approach to educating young people in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

The resource is available for free download in two volumes at:

It's All One Curriculum Volume 1: Guidelines

It's All One Curriculum Volume 2: Activities

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