ABOUT US

Sex Education Australia’s health and human development programs (in the domain of sexuality and relationships education) offer students the opportunity to gain accurate and age-appropriate information that is delivered in a relaxed and non-judgemental way. SEA is not affiliated with any religious or political organisations, or lobby groups, and acknowledges, and is sensitive to, the wide-ranging values and beliefs that we know families have in our communities. We also know, though, that no matter a child’s background, all young people need access to accurate, fact-based information that will help them as they grow and develop.


We deal in facts, not opinions. Our classroom programs are relaxed and interactive, and allow students to ask questions and discuss issues relevant to them. Our programs cover many areas in the Victorian Curriculum and our teachers are qualified and specially trained.


SEX EDUCATION AUSTRALIA (SEA) DELIVERS QUALITY HEALTH AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO:


WHAT IS SEX EDUCATION?

Some people, when they see the term, think that it is primarily about sex or sexual activity. This is not so. Most educational programs that fall under this topic are about human development, puberty, adolescence, feelings, relationships and communication. Some schools choose for us to cover topics to do with gender, sexuality, sexual decision-making, while others want to stay with the biological. Some of the content is about the physical, about reproduction, about body parts. Other is about how humans live and interact, how to keep safe in a physical, emotional and social sense. There’s a big difference between what’s taught at lower primary school, upper primary school, and lower, middle, and upper secondary school. Good quality, comprehensive SRE programs should build student knowledge — and therefore decision-making and risk management skills — across the year levels. Like the conversations that parents and carers can have at home about this area of life, it’s not just one chat, but a series of discussions.