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Domestic and Family Violence Training

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) is designed to build capacity in front line workers within universal services for whom family violence is not a core function of their role.

Learn how to:

  • recognise the signs of domestic and family violence
  • respond with appropriate care
  • refer effectively to support services

We are committed to ending violence against women and their children, dedicated to empowering frontline workers and volunteers to respond confidently to those in crisis. We deliver expert domestic violence response training with care and compassion in a safe space where workshop participants can learn, connect, and share.  All DV-alert training is FREE, funded by the Department of Social Services.

DV-alert

DV-alert is fully funded by the Department of Social Services and is a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

This means 100% free for Frontline Workers

During the two-day practical workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • recognise the signs of domestic and family violence,
  • respond to someone subjected to domestic and family violence, and
  • what best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.

To be eligible to attend, participants must work or volunteer in the health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline capacity supporting the general community.

Download a copy of the General Workshop outline here.

Download the Pre-enrolment Course Information here before registering.

On completion of any of the 2 Day DV Alert Workshops you will obtain a Statement of Attainment – CHCDFV001 – Recognise and response appropriately to domestic and family violence https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/CHC/CHCDFV001_R1.pdf

DV Alert General Workshop

When: Thursday 22 & Friday 23 September 2022

9:00 am until 5:00 pm on both days – to gain the statement of attainment participants must be present for the entire workshop.

Where: Lifeline Canberra, Level 1, 71 Northbourne Ave Canberra City

Click here to register to this workshop

Workshops

2-hour DV-aware

Delivered virtually, learn the different signs and forms of abuse, and what to do if you know someone experiencing violence. Eligible for anyone 18 years and over and living in Australia.

1-day DV-aware    

Delivered both in person and virtually gain an understanding of the complexities of domestic and family violence. Learn how to recognise the signs, how to respond safely and how to refer when necessary. Eligible for anyone 18 years and over and living in Australia. Students are welcomed.

2-day DV-alert

Delivered in person for front line workers and volunteers, learn how to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services. After completing this training, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence. There are numerous 2-day streams, including:

  • General
  • Indigenous
  • Multicultural
  • Settlement
  • Working with Women with Disabilities

3-part DV-alert        

Delivered virtually 9am-3pm each day for frontline workers and volunteers, learn how to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services. After completing this training, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.

1-day Specialty

If you have accomplished a 2-day in person or 3-part virtual DV-alert workshop or DV-alert eLearning, you are eligible to apply for a 1-day specialist workshop, these include:

  • Complex Forms of Violence
  • Engaging with Interpreters
  • Men who use Violence

Please visit www.dvalert.org.au to make your application choice.

Delivery of training is on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036

This training program is NOT intended to equip participants to undertake therapeutic or counselling work.