Version Effective: 2nd of October, 2018
Version Effective: 2nd of October, 2018

PDC51431 - Traffic Lights®: Healthy Sexual Development and Protecting Children and Young People from Harm 0-17 years

Course Details

Course Summary

This course explores healthy sexuality in children from 0-17 years and behaviours that are typical and age appropriate.

The social and cultural context of the sexuality of minority youth including Indigenous Australians, LGBTIQ youth, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with mental or physical disabilities and children in care are also extensively considered, as it is vital to examine differing understandings and experiences of sexuality in these contexts. Risk and protective factors that are specific to these minority groups will also be considered.

The fee for this short course will be $1495.00.

Course Start Date: Enrolments open January 2019.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Other
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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, the course is aimed at those with a professional interest in children and young people, such as those in the fields of health, education and child protection.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health, education and child protection professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 150 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a co-branded CQUniversity and TRUE Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

150 hours over 13 weeks.

For enrolment dates, please email

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically engage with contemporary interdisciplinary approaches to sexuality studies
  2. Situate understandings of sexuality within a social justice and human rights framework that recognises the importance of sexual ethics, sexual rights, sexual health and sexual education
  3. Demonstrate expertise in understanding healthy sexual development and sexual behaviours and in applying the TLF framework to an extensive range of sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people
  4. Demonstrate a strong understanding of best practice approaches to responding to sexual risk, sexual abuse disclosure or signs of sexual abuse
  5. Critically evaluate the benefits and risks that technology poses to the healthy sexual development and the safety of children and young people
  6. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the needs of minority youth with regards to sexuality and gender identity, and the unique barriers that they face.


Two written assignments

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