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 e-Learning.
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, the DV-alert e-Learning enables trainees to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary.
During the 18-hour online course, over a set term of 10 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 understand the best practice methods used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.
To get a competent mark, you will be required to work online through lessons and complete assessment questions within the term 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.
‘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.’