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SARC Education and Training was established in 2004 in response to the Gordon enquiry.

The aims of SARC Education and Training are as follows.

  • Provide quality, evidence based education and training opportunities on issues related to sexual assault and sexual abuse to professional workers, students and volunteers
  • Build the capacity of the workforce to effectively respond to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual abuse
  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of workers in WA, about sexual assault, sexual abuse and the impact of trauma
  • Develop culturally appropriate resources to support people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse and workers who work with survivors
  • Support the Sexual Assault Resource Centre to provide best practice services to clients who have experienced sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse

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Free Presentations

SARC offers a range of free presentations. An experienced SARC trainer will deliver the presentation to your team at your workplace. To reserve one of the presentations below, contact

  1. Sexual Assault and Responding to Disclosures - general (1 hour)
    Recommended in combination with presentation 3 over 2 hours 15 minutes
  2. Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Abuse - clinical (1 hour)
    For nurses, midwives, doctors & physios
  3. The Impact of Trauma (1 hour)
  4. Building on Trauma Knowledge (1 hour) NEW in 2017
    Must have attended presentation 3 in the past 6 months
  5. Trauma Counselling - Where to Begin (90 minutes)
    For workers in formal counselling roles only
  6. Vicarious Trauma and Self Care for Workers (2 hours)

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Video Conferences for Regional Workers

A number of video conferences are offered to regional workers throughout the year. Refer to the schedule below for topics and dates.

Video Conferences for Regional Workers 2017

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Custom Designed Training

The SARC training and development team is able to develop and deliver custom designed workshops for agencies on a range of topics including Vicarious Trauma, The impact of Trauma, Family and Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Responding to Disclosures, and others.

A standard fee will be charged to cover preparation, delivery, resources, travel and accommodation (in country areas).

To enquire about customised training workshops or to request a quote for training, contact

e-learning package

A free e-learning package on Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault is available for completion at the link below. The package takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and includes interactive questions and 2 challenging quizzes. A certificate is available upon completion.

Services can use the e-learning package in a number of ways including: professional development of workers, part of a compulsory induction for new workers and an annual refresher for workers.

View the Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault e-learning package.

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Medical and Forensic Training

SARC's Medical and Forensic Education and Training Team provide a variety of training packages to healthcare and allied healthcare professionals. This training focuses on medical and forensic care and options for a person alleging a sexual assault in the past two weeks.

See Medical and Forensic E&T Training for more information.

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Contact us

To find out more information please contact the Education and Training Team at SARC on (08) 6458 1820 or email us on

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