Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Course Code
Community CoE
Study Area(s)
Community Services
Course Length
Part-time(Approx. 10 weeks)

Start Date(s): February
End Date(s): April
Days and Time: 1 day per week (x10 weeks)

Course Overview

THIS IS A FREE COURSE - no student admin fees, no fees at all.

This course provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person in a universal services role to identify the presenting risk of family violence for service users and provide a response appropriate to the role of universal service professionals.

Universal services include organisations such as:

•             Schools

•             Early childhood

•             Justice

•             Community and health services

•             Sport and recreation organisations

•             Faith-based institutions

This course is an accredited training program designed for people who are currently working or seeking work with universal service providers to identify the risk of family violence for service users. Universal service professionals do not assess or prevent risk of family violence primarily in their role, however they may encounter victim survivors and/or perpetrators of violence through their work and subsequently their role requires essential knowledge about the State’s legislated response to family violence.

This course is part of the Victorian State Government’s family violence reform addressing the 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.  The curriculum within this course is informed by the outcomes of Recommendation 1 and 207.

The review of the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) was the Royal Commission’s first recommendation. It recommends the implementation of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) that defines standards for screening, risk assessment, managing risk and the sharing of information and referrals between service providers. 

Recommendation 207 is in relation to the need for all of the workforce, including government and non-government services that may have responsibility to prevent or respond to family violence, to adopt minimum capability and professional qualification standards.  The skills and knowledge required to work for a service provider that may engage victim survivors or perpetrators of violence are set in the State Government’s Capability Frameworks and delivered in this course. 

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
VU22733Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk (VU22733)50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by this course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

This course provides foundational understanding of family violence and risk.  It is based on comprehensive framework, Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) that sets the minimum standards throughout Victorian agencies.

What will I study?

This course is strongly recommended to support workforce development to meet the industry plan for family violence prevention and response.  Learning outcomes include:

  • Legislated changes to the Family Violence Protection Act 2008
  • Understanding the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework – MARAM and the changes from the previous Common Risk Assessment Framework - CRAF
  • Workforce Capability Framework
  • Recognise and respond to family violence disclosures in a safe and effective manner
  • Additional evidence-based risk factors and the structured Professional Judgement approach to risk assessment

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
50 50 $4.00 $0.80 $11.14

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

There are no fees associated with this course.

Can I apply?

There are no pre-requisites for this course. Participants undertaking this course are likely to be professionals who do not have family violence as a core function of their role. These professionals may encounter victim survivors (including children and young people) and perpetrators through their interactions with children, families and/or adults within their work. It also provides the foundational understanding of family violence and risk needed for further levels of specialisation.

Where and how can I study?

This course will be delivered completely online.  Online delivery will consist of live class lectures, classroom simulation and self-paced learning.  The timetable will consist of 8 live online classes and 3 self-paced learning sessions.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and well-being supports.  There is no placement however some assessment tasks can be undertaken in your workplace if appropriate. 

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk (22510VIC).  

How do I apply?

To apply, please click the yellow 'Apply Here' tab.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be notified if your online application has been successful.