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Legislative provisions for sexuality education in schools

The Education Standards Act 2001 repealed sections 105C and 105D of the Education Act 1964. School boards of every state school must now implement the health curriculum in accordance with section 60B of the Education Act, where previously schools had an option to exclude the sexuality education components of the curriculum.

As outlined below, at least once every two years the school board is required to prepare a draft statement about the delivery of the health curriculum and then to consult the school community before the school adopts the statement. The statement will include a clear description of the way in which the school will implement sexuality education. The following text is an amendment to page 53 of the curriculum statement.