An important distinction should be made between "willingness" and "consent".
A child may be willing to engage in sexual behaviour; however, as they do not have the psychological capacity to give consent according to law, all sexual interactions between an adult and a person under the age of consent are considered abusive (Barbaree & Marshall, 2006).
Students of adult education classes are responsible for the costs of all their own medical or other expenses in the case of an accident occurring before, during or after a course.
Classes are not held on public holidays unless otherwise advertised.Students should make themselves aware of potential risks involved in a course before enrolling.For more information about the legislation concerning these issues, see the report (Quadara, Nagy, Higgins, & Siegel, 2015).Age of consent laws are designed to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse.Find the class that you’re interested in by using the various search functions available on this site.
You can search by: If you prefer to enrol via mail, please print a Postal Enrolment Form below and send it to us with either a cheque, money order or your credit card details. Postal Enrolment (PDF)If you prefer to enrol in person, visit any of the LINCs across the state. You have the option of making your payment over the counter at your local LINC in cash (EFTPOS is also available at most LINCs), by cheque or money order. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled.
Payment options are: Invoices cannot be provided and staged payments are not available.
To enrol online you will need a credit card to complete your payment details and confirm your enrolment.
In Tasmania and South Australia the age of consent is 17 years of age.
Although the legal age of consent throughout Australia is either 16 or 17 years of age, legislation in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory makes it an offence for a person in a supervisory role to sexually engage with a person under their special care who is aged 16 or 17 years.
This sheet is designed to inform practitioners and researchers of age of consent legislation in Australia.