Free, nationally recognised training to help frontline workers recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, and know what to do next.
What it’s about
Learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This workshop covers the nature and scope, patterns and impacts of abuse; what to consider for diverse groups, communication skills, safety planning, referral pathways and more.
Who it's for
This workshop 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 health, allied health, education, childcare and community.
How it works
This 2-day workshop is run by our experienced trainers at Lifeline centres and other locations across Australia.
There are three compulsory assessment tasks to complete during the workshop.
What you'll need
Every person will need a Unique Student Identifier to enrol in the workshop.
After successful completion of all requirements, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment issued by Lifeline Australia 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
Are living 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.