Teaching It Like It Is — Alternative Schooling

Explore how to support comprehensive relationships and sexual health education for young people in alternative schooling settings.

Our 2-day course, facilitated by experienced educators, explores the information, skills and strategies needed to empower young people to make informed relationships and sexual health choices.

Course Outline

This course considers the unique challenges of supporting young people in alternative schooling. Discussions will be tailored for the specific contexts participants are working in.

Through activities, demonstrations and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to expand their own knowledge and understanding while also exploring ways to engage young people in learning about relationships and sexual health topics.

Topics covered include:

  • what is relationships & sexual health
  • creating safe spaces
  • relationships
  • consent
  • gender identity & diversity
  • puberty & reproduction
  • gender stereotypes & expectations
  • media & sexualisation
  • sexting & pornography
  • diversity of attraction
  • sexual activity & STIs
  • contraception & pregnancy choices

Participants will receive access to a digital file of resources and a certificate of achievement and recognition for training and development.


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Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement and recognition of training and development hours with reference to relevant Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Course Details

This course is for educators and support workers in alternative schooling settings (e.g. Flexible Learning Options (FLO) providers, Independent Learning Centres, Better Behaviour Centres, External Education, Home Education etc.)

For more information on whether this course is suitable for you, email School-Support@shinesa.org.au


Course Cost

$495 for Department for Education staff

$640 for non-government school/other organisation staff

$330 for pre-service teachers

Costs include GST


Payment is required upon enrolment into this course. Please ensure that you have a credit or debit card ready.

Invoice for payment may be negotiated. This will incur an additional $50.00 fee per invoice.

Course Dates

Teaching It Like It Is — Alternative Schooling

Date start: 04 May 2023
Date end: 05 May 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Status: Closed

Teaching It Like It Is — Alternative Schooling

Date start: 06 November 2023
Date end: 07 November 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

Status: Open
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For further information or enquiries, please email School-Support@shinesa.org.au or phone 8300 5317.