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Modern slavery

Module and support services

How can I learn more?

The University of Sydney has partnered with Anti-Slavery Australia to develop a short and engaging Anti-slavery awareness training module specifically designed for University of Sydney students.

Developed by experts in the field, the online module will help you identify and understand the risks of modern slavery and highlight where to go for assistance and support.

Accessing the module

The module is now available to all students. For all new students this module will appear as a tile in your Canvas homepage. If you are a continuing student you can access the training by enrolling in Canvas. After you enrol, the Anti-Slavery Awareness module will be on your Canvas dashboard.

The module will take about 15 minutes for you to complete. Once you've successfully completed the module, it will appear in the 'Courses' section of Canvas.

If you are affected by any of the topics discussed in the module or experience any distress as a result, you do not need to continue completing it. You can access support through several avenues listed below.

Why should I complete the module?

Our module is not compulsory however we encourage all University of Sydney students currently located in Australia to complete it.

Through interactive activities and scenarios, you will learn:

  • what modern slavery is and how to identify risks and situations where you or someone you know may need help
  • where you or someone you know can go to access support services
  • how you can take meaningful action.

What students say about the module

Watch the video below to hear what students who have completed the module have to say about their experience.

Where can I go for help?

Guidance, support and pathways to legal assistance are readily available both on and off campus and online. Below are a range of resources that may support you or a fellow student if you are in, or at risk of, modern slavery.

How to report a modern slavery incident or concern

If you think you are experiencing modern slavery, or you are supporting someone experiencing modern slavery, you can report these alleged incidences using the Modern Slavery Incident Reporting Form.

This form is for incidents or concerns that involve modern slavery and extreme labour exploitation. If your matter relates to:

Support from the University and helplines

If you or someone you know is in danger or is unsafe, please know that help is available. In an emergency, contact Emergency Services by dialling triple zero (000). If you feel unsafe on campus or are concerned for someone else’s safety on campus you can contact Protective services on +61 2 9351 3333, 24 hours a day.

Counselling and other services

Contact the University’s Safer Communities office if you require counselling or assistance with the Modern Slavery Incident Reporting Form. You can call them on +61 2 8627 6808 between Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or email them at and they will be in contact with you by the next business day.

External specialised legal support

If you need specialist legal support and advice, contact Anti-Slavery Australia on +61 9514 8115 or email They provide free legal and migration services to people who have experienced or are at risk of modern slavery in Australia.

If you need support and help regarding forced marriage you can contact My Blue Sky on or send a text to 0481 070 844. They can help you with a translator if you would like one.

Additional resources

Last updated: 04 November 2022

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