What it’s about
You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately and refer to support services. This course covers the scope, patterns and impacts of violence; what to consider for diverse groups, communication, interventions, safety, referral pathways and more.
Who it's for
This workshop is for frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like health, allied health, education, childcare and community.
If you work with women with disabilities, we recommend our eLearning Working with Women with Disabilities course instead.
How it works
This is an online course. It covers 13 topics – each taking 1-2 hours to complete – plus two compulsory assessments. It is self-paced but we recommend completing 2 topics per week, over 6-9 weeks.
What you'll need
You will need a computer, internet access and a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to complete this course.
After successfully completing the course (including assessments), you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency CHCDFV001: Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence. To find out more about this unit, click here or go to training.gov.au.
Eligibility and fees
DV-alert training is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It’s free for frontline workers who are eligible. This means you:
Work, volunteer or are on student placement in the health, allied health, education, childcare or community sectors
Live in Australia and have Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Permanent Residency or hold a visa with no study limitations*
If this doesn’t sound like you, consider our public awareness workshops or contact us for options.
*We will contact you for more details on your visa.
How to apply
If you’d like more information first, see our Pre-enrolment Course Information and RTO Compliance Manual.