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Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Course Outline

Learn how to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services. This course covers the nature and scope, patterns and impacts of abuse; what to consider for diverse groups, communication skills, safety planning, referral pathways and more. Apply risk assessment tools in actual cases & learn about the impact of domestic violence. Passion about caring for others? Upskill your knowledge in domestic violence responses.

This course is open to frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like disability support workers, health, allied health, education, childcare and community.

The Victorian state government has determined family violence to be its number one law and order challenge, in recognition of the immeasurable emotional, psychological and physical harm it causes, particularly to women and children. A series of family violence related deaths in Victoria prompted the establishment of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence.

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National Code 22510VIC Delivery Mode Face-to-face Assessment Mode Classroom & Online self-study Maximum Duration 3 months Delivery Hours 1 day workshop + online theory/learning Location Surrey Hills / Nunawading / Mobile Delivery (VIC)

Course Details

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Course Content
  • adopt and comply with work practices that align with the values, policies and procedures of approved Family Violence Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management Frameworks (MARAM).
  • identify MARAM responsibilities relevant to own role, including the extent and limitations of own role in relation to family violence identification and response.
  • engage sensitively and respectfully with service users.
  • communicate effectively with service users, colleagues and referring services to determine and initiate an appropriate response.
  • undertake identification of family violence risk for a service user in compliance with MARAM.
  • utilise referral services appropriate to the family violence risk presentation, including services for children and young people and people from diverse communities.
Additional Information
  • All course material and online theory provided.
  • At the successful completion of the workshop, participants are given a certificate of completion.
  • All courses are delivered by qualified trainers and assessors with relevant sector experience.
  • All courses require an in-class assessment.
  • This is a skill set VIC accredited course with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job.
  • Students will be required to complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) evaluation to determine suitability for the course.
  • Students must undertake a Pre-Training Review prior to course commencement to determine suitability for the course.
  • Students are required to be able to access a computer, internet, printer and moderate digital technology skills to conduct online and virtual course requirements.


Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
VU22733 Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk Core


Full Course Fees

Fee Type Student Fee Skills First Funded Fee** $0 Full Fee $500

** Your course can be subsidised by the Victorian Government’s Skills First program.

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RTO ID: 45098

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

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