About respectful relationships
Respectful relationships education focuses on building and
promoting gender equity in relationships and challenging of gender stereotypes.
Respectful relationships education is about tackling family violence. Teaching
and learning about respectful relationships is an essential part of a whole
school approach to the prevention of gender-based violence.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 provides the basis for teaching and
learning about respectful relationships.
The Victorian Curriculum identifies the knowledge, skills and
understandings for students to be able to engage in respectful relationships.
importance of teaching Respectful Relationships education was highlighted in
the evidence and findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence which
recommended that respectful relationships education be mandated in Victorian
schools. The Government has accepted this recommendation and through the
Department of Education and Training is providing extensive information and support
for schools to implement respectful relationshipseducation.