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 day(Approximately 6 week)
Part-time night(Approximately 6 week)

Start Date(s): TBC
End Date(s):
Days and Time: TBC

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. 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 wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

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

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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:

•             Recognise and respond to family violence disclosures in a safe and effective manner

•             Knowledge of the prevalence, impacts, gendered nature and dynamics of family violence

•             How to develop a basic safety plan and to provide effective referrals

•             Knowledge of the evidence-based risk factors and 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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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2021 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

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. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


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 $0.00 $0.00 $10.87

^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 2021. 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 is delivered through self-directed learning and online workshops over approximately 6 weeks

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