It’s time to start the Respectful Behaviour and Culture Module 

At La Trobe, we’re committed to building a respectful, safe and secure learning and working environment for all students, staff and visitors.  

From January 1, 2024, the Respectful Behaviour and Culture module is compulsory for all students commencing their studies. The module will appear on commencing student academic transcripts. Continuing students are also expected to complete the module however it will not appear on transcripts. 

The Respectful Behaviour and Culture (2024-RPC8010) program is aligned with La Trobe’s values and provides important information, supporting you to understand not only your responsibilities as a student but also your rights. It is part of the University’s long-standing commitment to fostering a safe, respectful and inclusive community free of sexual harm, discrimination and violence. 

This module covers the following topics*: 

  1. Respect at La Trobe 
  1. Human rights 
  1. Sex, gender and sexuality 
  1. Sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality and family violence 
  1. Respectful relationships and consent 
  1. Be the change 
  1. What to do if things go wrong 

*The module has a content warning as it discusses family violence and sexual harm. 

In doing this module, you will: 

  • learn about your rights and responsibilities as a student at La Trobe 
  • consider your own preconceptions and biases  
  • gain practical knowledge that will help you navigate your time as a student, your relationships and your future career. 

How to complete the module 

You need to self-enrol in Respectful Behaviour and Culture (2024-RPC8010) through La Trobe’s LMS. 

To complete the module you must earn the completion badge. The badge is earned when students have completed all seven end-of-topic quizzes with a result of 100%. Students can attempt the end-of-topic quizzes as many times as needed. You should complete the module within your first study period. 

Where to get help? 

Find more detailed questions and answers about completing Respectful Behaviour and Culture via the ASK La Trobe FAQ website. You can also email for further help or questions.

Support is available 

La Trobe’s Safer Community service is a free and confidential support service for all La Trobe students and staff. If you witness or experience inappropriate, threatening or concerning behaviour, please visit the Safer Community website to contact the service. 

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual harm or family violence external support is also available. Contact 1800RESPECTon 1800 737 732 . In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).