As the DV-alert workshops and eLearning streams are Nationally Recognised Training courses, for which, upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment in the Unit of Competency CHCDFV001 – Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence, all participants are considered students for the purposes of the training.
As such, it is a Government requirement that we have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) on file for all participants before we can issue their Statement of Attainment.
Only students who are currently on work placement in a community frontline capacity are eligible to participate in a 2-Day DV-alert workshop. If you have yet to start work placement, we encourage you to participate in an Awareness Session instead. Once you start your placement you will be eligible to enrol in a workshop.
While we acknowledge that violence also happens to men, this training focuses on women and their children given that in Australia, around one in three women has experienced physical violence, and almost one in five has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. That is why the Commonwealth, state and territory governments worked with the community to develop a 12-year National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).
We know that domestic and family violence and sexual assault cannot be excused or justified under any circumstances. All victims, regardless of their gender, need compassionate and highly responsive support and all perpetrators must be held accountable for their violence
Although the language focuses on women and their children, DV-alert will provide the skills to recognise, respond and refer all clients regardless of their gender.
Yes, the Indigenous workshop is designed for any frontline workers who may work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. You also don’t have to work at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service to participate in an Indigenous stream workshop.
Please note we have limitations on the number of staff from one organisation that can participate in a workshop. Please Contact Us and provide information about the workshop you’re wishing to attend and how many staff you have that would like to participate and we will be able to respond accordingly.
Firstly, please check your junk email folder, sometimes the notification emails go straight to junk. Then, if you haven’t received anything, please Contact Us and we will be able to respond accordingly
To be able to receive your Statement of Attainment you would have needed to enrol online for the workshop and provide a valid USI. Please Contact Us to find out the status of your Statement of Attainment.
If there are places available in the workshop you’d like to attend, then you may participate for professional development purposes. Please note you won’t be able to participate in the assessment as you have already received the Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency. Please Contact Us prior to enrolling and we will be able to respond accordingly. If the workshop fills up, you may also be required to give up your place to someone who has not yet participated in a DV-alert workshop.
It is worth noting that our accredited training is designed to assist frontline worker/volunteers in their current capacity when dealing directly with individuals subjected to domestic and family violence (DFV). It is not designed to provide opportunities within the DFV sector. If you are not volunteering or already working in a community frontline capacity, you will not be eligible to participate in the DV-alert 2-Day workshop and we would encourage you to attend an Awareness Session.
Depending on the type of Visa you have, you may be eligible to participate in a DV-alert workshop or e-Leaning course. Please Contact Us with a copy of your Passport and Visa and we will advise if you are eligible. Further information is available on our Students on a visa page. Alternatively, we do have non-accredited courses that you would be able to complete and would also encourage you to participate in one of our Awareness Sessions.
DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services to up-skill front line workers. If you do not work in the community as a frontline worker you will not be eligible to attend however corporate training is available for groups. Alternatively, you could consider attending one our Awareness Sessions. For more information please Contact Us with your corporate training request and we will get back to you with what we can offer.