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:
• Early childhood
• 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.