Expression of interest: postgraduate women needed to deliver the Flip the Script with EAAA

Highly Skilled, Female program facilitator is needed to deliver the Flip the Script with EAAA™ education program at La Trobe Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.

  • Duration: 9- month contract (start December 5, 2022 – June 30, 2023).
  • Total hours: 242 (maximum)
  • Hourly rate: $31

The prevention and strategy team is looking for two facilitators to deliver a sexual assault resistance education program for first-year university women.

This program has been proven effective in a randomised controlled trial in reducing women’s risk of rape, attempted rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Facilitators will be trained in delivering the intervention, including the self-defence portion of the program. They will also share responsibility for participant recruitment (of 18-24-year-old women).

Program facilitators must be currently completing a post-graduate qualification, and not be over the age of 30 (to be seen as peers by program participants).

Program facilitators must also be available to attend a 9-day training program which will be scheduled across September 2022 (including 3 days of self-defence instruction) and evenings and weekends for program delivery.

This is an excellent opportunity to support a meaningful change to ending sexual assault on campus, as well as for women interested in careers in gender equity and violence prevention.

Training will take place at the Bundoora Campus and all meals fully catered.

Duties include:

  • Completing the 9-day training including 3-days of self-defence instruction
  • Co-recruiting program participants (residential students)
  • Delivering the 12-hour program 4-6 times across the academic year (2-3 times a semester)
  • Being available some weekends and weekday evenings
  • A commitment to allocating time for regular team debriefs post session
  • Organising, setting up, and taking down learning materials before and after class

About you:

Excellent interpersonal skills including excellent verbal skills

Knowledge and comfort in talking openly about sex and sexual desire in relationships

Knowledge of norms and beliefs regarding female and male sexuality and relationships

Knowledge and comfort in discussing sexual topics including consent, sexual assault, and sexual coercion

Confident to manage potential participant resistance and discomfort with the content

Good problem-solving skills

Post-graduate degree (or current graduate)

Previous research or experience working in violence against women preferred

Skilled in group facilitation is preferred

*Please note, that the renewal will be based on performance. The program will require considerable time commitment over the course of the train the trainer component, and then as you facilitate programs to students across the six months. You may be required, at times, to answer questions or provide guidance to students after hours, as well as be available after the program to speak to students who have queries about their participation. If you foresee any reason that you may not be able to fulfill all aspects of the train-the-trainer role, please consider applying for a later intake.

To apply for the role please send a one-page expression of interest to the Respect at La Trobe team detailing your interest and eligibility for the program based on the above-mentioned criteria.

For more information please email

Applications close midnight on 9 October 2022