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Students must now pass a course on sexual consent to enrol at Melbourne Uni

In an effort to reduce sexual assault and harassment on campus. 

Following a report from the Australian Human Rights Commission that investigated sexual assault and harassment on campuses, Australian universities are now taking action to educate and analyse prospective students' understanding of consent. 

In the instance of Melbourne University, potential students will now have to pass an online course on sexual consent before being eligible to enrol. 

The online course and quiz asks participants to consider how they'd react in various scenarios, including how they'd intervene when witnessing harassment -- particularly in situations regarding alcohol. It can also be attempted multiple times until a pass is achieved. 

Crucially, students are taught that an "enthusiastic yes" is required before becoming involved in sexual activity both on and off campus. 

Similarly, the Australian National University has made the course mandatory for students living on residential colleges. 

The rollout comes in light of a survey of more than 31,000 Australian students, finding more than half of all university students were sexually harassed in 2016, with 21 percent of those happening on campus. 

The report also found that women were four times more likely to be sexually assaulted than men at college or res, while post-grad students were more likely to have been harassed or assaulted by a staff member. 

Source: The Age