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Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk


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Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk – 22510VIC

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Course Overview

Learn how to identify and respond to family violence risk with this free short course. The Victorian Government has determined family violence to be its number one law and order challenge, in recognition of the emotional, psychological and physical harm it causes, particularly to women and children.

This course consists of a single unit to equip service workers with the skills, knowledge and shared understanding of family violence required to respond effectively to family violence victim survivors and perpetrators. These skills include:

  • use of effective interpersonal skills to engage sensitively with service users to facilitate self-disclosure
  • identification of family violence risk using approved family violence risk frameworks
  • provision of response actions involving referrals and information sharing to service provision or intersecting service agencies.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Further Study

This course provides a pathway into the 22561VIC Course in Intermediate Risk Assessment and Management of Family Violence Risk.

Course Dates & Times

Online Campus

Flexible Rolling - Open from 12/07/2021 - Monthly Workshops - 9am to 4pm / 2021

Flexible Rolling - Open from 04/10/2021 - Monthly Workshops - 9am to 4pm / 2021

Applicants are required to complete a pre-training review and LLLN activity to determine suitability and any support needs.

Core Units
Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk

Assessment methods may include:

  • Observation
  • Written tasks

Luke Falzon

This course is delivered as a blend of online virtual classrooms and face-to-face activities. As part of the course you will be required to take part in and complete:

  • Online self-paced learning resources
  • 3 x Workshop webinar series structured by topic that will be customised by your training provider into smaller online sessions.
  • Additional scheduled assessment appointments
  • Standard assessments

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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