Domestic Violence Training, Lifeline Gippsland

DV-alert_Logo_RGBNationally Recognised Training

Lifeline Gippsland, on behalf of Lifeline Australia, (RTO 88036) offers the Domestic Violence-alert training workshop (nationally recognised training) which aims to increase participant’s understanding of domestic and family violence and improve their skills in supporting people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Domestic and family violence includes violence against women, children, the elderly and others. Such violence is not just physical, it can include emotional, sexual, social, spiritual, financial and verbal abuse, or stalking. Domestic and family violence is abuse or violence by a partner or ex-partner or family member, and the abuse occurs in all cultures and all socio-economic groups. People who experience domestic violence are often at risk of depression and can require counselling.

Who is it for?

General DV-alert workshops are for health, allied health and community frontline workers in Australia. 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 attend, click here for more information on the DV-alert Participant Criteria

What will I learn?

General Workshops involve attending a two-day practical workshop where you’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence and what 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 complete three assessment tasks successfully:

Assessment 1 – Online Pre-reading and multiple-choice questions
Assessment 2 – Written/ Verbal Assessment
Assessment 3 – Skills Assessment
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 register? You can register to enrol for a DV-alert workshop. View the DV-alert workshop schedule via and click on your preferred workshop 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 all community 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. You could be eligible for financial assistance.

Contact Lifeline Gippsland for more information.