The Victorian Government has announced further investment in the family violence sector as part of its Rolling Action Plan to help grow and build the capability of the future response workforce.
The funding will be used to establish a family violence social work graduate program and increase the number of student placements provided by family violence and community organisations.
Funding will also support the expansion of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s Fast Track Professional Development Program, which will build the knowledge and skill capabilities of professionals wanting to move into specialist family violence leadership roles.
TAFEs and other Registered Training Organisations will also be funded to upskill family violence professionals.
The funding announcement coincided with the start of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign and the launch of the Strengthening the Foundations: First Rolling Action Plan 2019-22.
You can read more about DVRCV’s Fast Track Program here.