Respect at work

Workplace sexual harassment is not a women’s issue: it is a societal issue, which every Australian, and every Australian workplace, can contribute to addressing.

UNSW postgraduate students

Workplace sexual harassment is not inevitable. It is not acceptable. It is preventable.

Under the Sex Discrimination Act, organisations and businesses now have a positive duty to eliminate, as far as possible, the following unlawful behaviour from occurring:

  • Discrimination on the grounds of sex in a work context
  • Sexual harassment in connection with work
  •  Sex-based harassment in connection with work
  • Conduct creating a workplace environment that is hostile on the grounds of sex
  • Related acts of victimisation

We must take proactive and meaningful action to prevent relevant unlawful conduct from occurring in the workplace or in connection to work. Preventative action will help to create safe, respectful and inclusive workplaces. At UNSW we are committed to being person-centred and trauma-informed, ensuring that our systems, policies and practices support people’s safety and avoid causing further harm.

Gendered violence

Gendered violence is an inclusive term that spans hazing, dating violence, domestic and family violence, sexualised and racialised bullying, sexual misconduct, including sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Managing Psychosocial Risk

Psychosocial hazards are sources of potential harm at work, that may result in a physical and or psychological impact for the individual. They can show up in a number of ways, from how work is designed, organised and supervised to the work environment and equipment provided.


Essential training for students & staff.


Free & confidential services.


Useful resources including surveys, reports, and support information.