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Learn to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary.

Who is it for?

DV-alert E-Learning is for health, allied health and community frontline workers in Australia who are not able to attend a two-day face-to-face workshop. One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children experiencing violence. DV-alert aims to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia.  

To find out if you are eligible to participate in a course, click here for more information on the DV-alert Participant Criteria

What will I learn?

During the 18-hour online course, over a period of 6 to 8 weeks, you'll work at your own pace to learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence, and know about the best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service. View the course outline to find out what topics are covered.

How will I be assessed?

To get a competent mark, you will be required to download and read online resources, work through lessons and complete assessment questions within the term duration. Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV301A - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.

How do I sign up?

You can register for the E-learning course online via this website. View the DV-alert E-Learning term schedule below and click on your preferred term to begin the registration process.Download the Pre-enrolment Course Information before registering.

How much will it cost?

DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for frontline workers to attend the course. On top of that, participants who complete the training are provided with support for travel, accommodation and staff backfill. Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

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Financial Assistance

Not only is the DV-alert course absolutely free, if you need financial support to travel to the course location and accommodation, we can help. We can also assist with staff backfill at your workplace.