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New Position in schools health education, Western Australia

Are you interested in a new position working health education, policy and planning?  Then check-out this position on the Jobs WA Board – posted 24 June  
The WA Health Department, Sexual Health and Blood Bourne Virus Program is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic educators to the Pool for the position of Senior Policy Officer working in the development of policies, programs and resources in priority and new emerging populations for sexually transmitted infections and sexual health education on a state-wide basis.
The appointed Officer from the Pool will undertake strategic projects with a special emphasis on intersectoral initiatives, including school-based programs and manage web-based content for multiple websites including sexual health curriculum based support for teachers, social marketing campaigns.

Employment Opportunity: WA Health Sexual Health and Blood-borne Program

 WA Health’s Sexual Health and Blood-borne Program has established a new Senior Policy Officer position with a strong focus on the Schools sector.
Schools/education related positions in WA Health don’t present very often, particularly not at a senior level – so this is a rare career opportunity for those in the health education sector.
It is a Senior position and in public service terms, is at Level 6 (salary range vicinity of $99,000 – $110,00).  The position will have responsibilities in policies and programs for sexual health and relationships schools education programs on a state-wide basis.  There is also a strong element of managing web-based content and functionality for the schools program and other related websites as well as involvement in strategic projects and inter-sectoral initiatives. For information and position description see:


Save the date: AFSEH 1st National Conference 22-23 November, 2015

Save the Date  

 Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH)

1st National Conference

Equity and Justice – in gender, sexuality, education and health

 22-23 November 2015

University of Western Sydney (Parramatta campus)

Keynote speakers include

Simon Blake OBE

Chief Executive Officer of the UK National Union of Students, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Brook – the health charity for children and the National Children’s Bureau’s Sex Education Forum

 Julie Bates

Lobbyist, ‘out’ sex worker, harm reduction advocate and sex worker rights activist for more than a quarter of a century. Director of Urban Realists and founding member and first coordinator of the AIDS Drug Information Collective (now NSW Users and AIDS Association)

 Conference themes

  • Health and education – working together for equity and justice
  • Digital cultures and youth – rights, ethics and responsibilities
  • Intersectionality, sexualities and genders
  • Communities, parents and sexual health – whose rights?
  • Sexual health and the Australian Curriculum – where to now?
  • Gender, sexuality and rights across the curriculum
  • Youth-led initiatives – local and international perspectives
  • Popular pedagogy and informal education

To register your interest in participating, please contact Jawed Gabriel J.Gebrael@uws.edu.au

The 1st AFSEH national conference is supported by:

The Centre for Educational Research and the Sexualities and Genders Research Network,at the University of Western Sydney; the Arts and Social Sciences Practical Justice Initiative and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia; and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University,


Daniel Reeders on 10 ways the modern reality of HIV has changed

It’s a day late for World AIDS Day (in Australia, anyway), but this terrific blogpost by Daniel Reeders is still worth a read. In Daniel’s words:

“… I want to talk about ten ways in which the modern reality of HIV has changed, because I think, for a while, the mainstream media and heterosexual community more or less tuned out from following the changing landscape of HIV treatment and prevention.”

Are you ready to tune back in?