Fast Track Response program

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Our Fast Track Response program supports new and emerging leaders working to respond to family and gender-based violence in Victoria to transform their practice experience into leadership capability.

Fast Track Response translates capabilities from the Victorian Government’s Responding to Family Violence Capability Framework into relevant, practical learning materials that can be applied to real-life professional settings. This program is for Victorian practitioners, and is delivered in an online format to support participation of metropolitan, regional and rural leaders.

More Fast Track Response programs are coming soon! Please join the waitlist to be notified when dates are released.

What to expect

10 online workshops

Guest speakers

Workplace project




Who should apply

  • Victorian specialist family violence managers and senior workers who are new to their roles and/or want to build their leadership and management capability.
  • Experienced practitioners in the Victorian specialist family violence sector who are looking to move into a leadership role.

Program outline

  • Applying theory, research and evidence
  • Legislative, policy, and practice frameworks
  • Intersectionality, practice and organisations
  • Management across staff, teams and organisations
  • Supporting healthy, safe and reflective organisations
  • Using research and data to manage and improve planning, practice and organisations
  • Partnerships, collaboration and service delivery
  • Representing your organisation
  • Advocacy for policy, systems and practice reform


10 weeks + end-of-program forum
Thursdays, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dates coming soon 


While places are valued at $3,700 per person, we are pleased to offer Fast Track Response at the subsidised cost of $500 + GST. 

Free places are available on a case-by-case basis with priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners. Please contact the Program Team if fees are a barrier. 


  • Online workshops: 3 hours per week
  • Preparation: approximately an additional 2 hours per week to allow for mentoring, reading, and preparing your workplace project
  • Additional networking opportunities: optional drop-in sessions will be available online as another opportunity to connect and collaborate with participants.

More Response programs are coming soon! Please join the waitlist to be notified when dates are released.

[The program] helped me realise that actually I have a lot of experience that is valuable in this field. Not just family violence-specific skills, but partnerships, all other transferrable skills that we spoke about in Fast Track.

Case Study

Attending Fast Track and talking with other participants and mentors also gave Kerry the confidence to apply for a new role. Read more about Kerry’s story, and how Fast Track has supported her career progression as a specialist family violence response practitioner.


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