Training for First Responders

First Responders are members of the UniSA community who, as part of their substantive role, are a first point of contact for anyone who has been subjected to sexual assault or sexual harassment.  First Responders are trained to provide information on the support services and disclosing and reporting options available to students or staff who have been subjected to sexual assault or sexual harassment. 

First Responders understand that disclosing or reporting sexual assault or sexual harassment can be difficult and they are expected to listen to the person’s concerns without judgement and to guide them to the right information and support services which best meet their needs.  They will respect the person’s right to choose which services and support options they want to access and whether to make a disclosure or report to the university or the police.  This training provides staff with the information and resources needed to understand their role and responsibilities as First Responders.  

Training for First Responders is managed by invitation. For further information or support, please contact Talent & Organisational Development at staff.development@unisa.edu.au.

Please note, the registration process has changed since 2020. You can now find these courses under the 'Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment' category when searching on myHR. Zoom meetings registration links will be emailed upon successful myHR registration. 

 

Designated First Responder Training

MAR
31

Designated First Responder Training

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Wednesday 31 March
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
Target group: New Designated First Responders
Location: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the role, responsibilities, tasks, and processes DFR need to perform to meet UniSA SASH commitments. 

It is expected that staff registering for this training will have already completed the mandatory online module

REGISTER HERE 

OCT
14

Designated First Responder Training

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Thursday 14 October
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
Target group: New Designated First Responders
Location: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the role, responsibilities, tasks, and processes DFR need to perform to meet UniSA SASH commitments. 

It is expected that staff registering for this training will have already completed the mandatory online module

REGISTER HERE 

Designated First Responder: Refresh & Update

JUN
22

Designated First Responder: Refresh & Update

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Tuesday 22 June
Time: 9.00am - 10.30am 
Target group: Existing Designated First Responders
Location: via Zoom meeting. 

This session is designed to provide a refresher on the key principles and responsibilities of a DFR and provide any updates. 

REGISTER HERE 

SEP
08

Designated First Responder: Refresh & Update

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Wednesday 8 September
Time: 9.30am - 11.00am 
Target group: Existing Designated First Responders
Location: via Zoom meeting. 

This session is designed to provide a refresher on the key principles and responsibilities of a DFR and provide any updates. 

REGISTER HERE 

Designated First Responders: Community of Practice

JUL
27

Designated First Responders: Community of Practice

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Tuesday 27 July
Time: 9.00am - 11.00am 
Target group: Existing Designated First Responders
Location: AU2-02 Training Room, 101 Currie Street (zoom available on request)

This session aims to provide support to existing DFRs through ongoing group discussion and provide updates to responsibilities with case study discussions to enable a community of practice.

It is assumed that you will have already completed the 'Designated First Responder Training' course when registering for this session.

REGISTER HERE 

OCT
27

Designated First Responders: Community of Practice

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date:
Wednesday 27 October
Time: 9.00am - 11.00am 
Target group: Existing Designated First Responders
Location: AU2-02 Training Room, 101 Currie Street (zoom available on request)

This session aims to provide support to existing DFRs through ongoing group discussion and provide updates to responsibilities with case study discussions to enable a community of practice.

It is assumed that you will have already completed the 'Designated First Responder Training' course when registering for this session.

REGISTER HERE 

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH): Information and Awareness for all staff

MAY
05

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment: Information and Awareness

CANCELLED

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Wednesday 5 May 
Time: 9.00am - 10.00am 
Target group: All staff
Location: via Zoom meeting. 

This session provides a generalised understanding as a complement to the mandatory online module. Completion of the online module is assumed prior to attending this training. This session will cover:

  • an explanation of the role of a DFR, and 
  • SASH policies, processes and online resources. 

REGISTER HERE 

AUG
12

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment: Information and Awareness

Facilitator: Sharon Lockwood
Date: 
Thursday 12 August
Time: 9.00am - 10.00am 
Target group: All staff
Location: via Zoom meeting. 

This session provides a generalised understanding as a complement to the mandatory online module. Completion of the online module is assumed prior to attending this training. This session will cover:

  • an explanation of the role of a DFR, and 
  • SASH policies, processes and online resources. 

REGISTER HERE