Sexual Health Education for Life: the PDHPE Curriculum for Students with Disability

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Course description

This course is for primary and secondary school teachers who deliver sexual health and relationships education to students with an intellectual disability.

The course explores myths and barriers and their impact on people with disability, building relationship skills, positive sexuality, safety, curriculum planning, strategies for teaching and talking about aspects of sexuality with students and ideas for working with families. Participants will also have the opportunity to view and use a range of current sexual health and relationships education resources that can be adapted for different learners, including resources for non-verbal students.

Topics include:

  • Holistic approaches to sexuality
  • Society and culture: messages about sexuality and disability
  • Scoping and sequencing
  • Teaching strategies and resources
  • Using sexuality resources with students with intellectual disability
  • Working with parents and carers
  • Answering challenging questions
  • Action planning

This course has been developed in consultation with NSW Department of Education and is aligned with the Life Skills outcomes of the NSW PDHPE syllabus. Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD.

Who should attend?

Teachers and School Learning Support Officers working with primary and secondary school students with intellectual disability

Course structure

Face-to-Face Workshop: 1 day course

Interactive webinar series: 3 online workshops of 1 hour and 30 minutes each plus a 30 minute pre workshop activity to be completed prior to each webinar.

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Applicants should have prior work experience teaching students with disability.

To be able to credit Professional Development hours for NESA registered PD, we need evidence of participant engagement, which involves participating in learning activities and discussion during each session. All webinar participants are required to have their own screen, microphone, video camera and headphones to participate in the webinars.



Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who attend the whole day face-to-face workshop, or attend all 3 webinars and complete the 3 pre workshop activities, will receive a Statement of Attendance.

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Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.2.2, 3.7.2, and 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services


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