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 subjected to domestic and family violence. DV-alert builds the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia through eLearning.
Designed for allied health, higher education, childcare and community frontline workers in Australia who are not able to attend a two-day face-to-face workshop. This DV-alert eLearning course enables frontline workers to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary.
During this self-paced 6 week course you will learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence, and understand the best practice methods used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.
In this course there are 13 online topics, each taking between 1 – 2 hours to complete. The topics cover an introduction, professional roles and practice, the nature and scope of domestic and family violence, dynamics and patterns of abuse and violence, impact of domestic and family violence, considerations for diverse groups, interventions, communication skills, workplace safety, impacts on children, exploring options and safety planning, referral pathways and networking and community awareness and individual action.
To achieve competency in this unit, you are required to complete two compulsory assessments within the 6 week course duration.
Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.
Enrolments are now open for the DV-alert General eLearning. All participants must be over the age of 18. Download and review the Pre-enrolment Course Information guide before registering.
‘I appreciated the clear way each section flowed in the next section. The layout and user friendly style were a joy to use. The student notebook with extra pages for notes was perfect for the study and the fact that an incomplete section could be returned to without losing any data was brilliant. I found the content well written and easy to understand. The quizzes at the end of each section were thoughtfully devised and definitely tested reading skills, comprehension and general awareness.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and even though in my current field of employment there are only a few cases of DFV, I now believe I have the tools to recognise, respond and refer. A very big thank you to the creators and administrators of the course.’