CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence is a hybrid unit that has been designed to allow health and community service workers and family violence workers to study and work.
Enrol for our upcoming cohort running from the week commencing 29 January 2024 until week ending 5 April 2024. If you can't make this cohort, express your interest for a future cohort here.
Over 10 weeks, and approximately 50 hours, you will gain the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and respond to the needs of clients affected by family violence according to legal and ethical requirements
- Effectively engage with clients affected by family violence by demonstrating interpersonal skills that develop rapport
- Assess family violence risk and employ risk management strategies including safety planning and referrals
Delivery and format
This course is delivered in a range of online and in-person formats to support your learning:
- three facilitated online sessions
- one face-to-face training session
- a self-paced research task assessment
- the opportunity to network with peers
- content endorsed by industry, and delivered by subject matter experts
Please note: CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence training should not be used as a replacement for MARAM specific training modules. Please see here for details about MARAM training modules delivered by Safe and Equal.
Build a foundational understanding of family violence over 10 weeks:
- Week 1: What is Family Violence?
- Online self-paced modules
- Week 2: Legal and Ethical Considerations
- Online self-paced modules
- Week 3: Effective Engagement with Victim Survivors
- Online self-paced modules and 3.5 hour online facilitated session
- Week 4: Risk Assessment
- Online self-paced modules
- Week 5: Risk Management
- Online self-paced modules and assessment
- Week 6: Worker Wellbeing and Sustainability
- Online self-paced modules and 3.5 hour online facilitated session with role play assessment
- Week 7: Online self-paced modules and assessment
- Week 8: Online self-paced modules and 3.5 hour online facilitated session with role play assessment
- Week 9: 5 hour in-person session with role play assessment, guest speaker and celebration lunch
- Week 10: Self-paced study and opportunities to resubmit assessments
One-on-one support is available for participants to book via Canvas with trainers from week 2 to 10.
- Health and community service workers providing services according to established organisation procedures. These workers may not be specialised family violence workers.
- New workers in family violence services and workers in community, health, legal or universal services who have limited experience responding to family violence.
- New and existing family violence practitioners. Workers may come from a wide range of interdisciplinary backgrounds, workplace contexts and experience working with the client group.
- Participants must have language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials, and perform tasks related to work place practices, including: interpersonal skills with clients, questioning, active listening and rapport building, accurate and comprehensive recordkeeping, report safety and referral information forms.
There are no specified pre-requisites for this unit.
Safe and Equal requires participants who undertake this course to:
- Be aged 18 years or over.
- Have language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to applying workplace practices including using interpersonal skills with clients, questioning, active listening and rapport building, completing accurate and comprehensive records, reports, and safety and referral information forms.
- Be a Victorian resident
Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
Safe and Equal needs to determine the support needs of participants undertaking this unit so that participants can meet the requirements of the course they are enrolled in. The participants undertaking this unit require well developed language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the context of their role within their workplace. The applicant’s LLN skills will be evaluated during the enrolment process to ensure participants enrolling in the program have the skills to complete all training and assessment.
Where additional support needs have been identified an Individual Support Plan will be developed which may include:
- The suitability of the course
- Any special physical or cultural requirements for the course
- Reasonable adjustments that can be made
- Support that is available including:
- Information about language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) programs
- Where possible, the provision of equipment, resources and/or programs to increase access for learners with disabilities and other learners in accordance with access and equity principles
- Use of trained support staff including specialist teachers, note-takers and interpreters
- Flexible scheduling and delivery of assessment
Provision of additional support services will be provided where necessary to enable participants to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.
Facilitated session delivery includes:
- Question and answer sessions
- Facilitated industry expert presentations
- Simulated practice activities
- Video Clips
- PowerPoint presentations
- Trainer feedback and consultations
- Small group discussions
- Small group interactive activities/roleplays
Participants will have access to resources including eLearns videos, Canvas course modules and support sessions via Safe and Equal's online learning platform Canvas.
- Full fee: $1495 ($95 non-refundable administration fee, $1400 course fee)
- Payment plans: You will receive 50% invoice upon enrolment and a 50% invoice issued on course commencement. All invoices are due within 7 days
- Member discount: Full members of Safe and Equal are eligible for a 25% discount: $1120 ($70 admin fee, non refundable $1050 course fee). Before enrolling, please contact email@example.com to receive the member discount code. Unsure if your organisation is a member? View the list here.
Assessments will be conducted individually. Participants are required to complete 5 assessments as part of this accredited course. These will be spread across the 10-week period.
- Knowledge questions
- Research report
- 3 live facilitated simulated roleplays
You will be provided with Assessment information which includes:
- A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
- Assessment instructions
- Assessment resources
- Details about assessment submissions
On successful completion of the course and all assessment tasks being deemed satisfactory participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally accredited unit: CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.
This unit is recognised as
- professional development
- a core unit for CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services (responding to Family Violence (Child, youth and family Welfare) (Social Housing) (Case management)
Participants may use this core unit for a core unit for CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services (responding to Family Violence (Child, youth and family Welfare) (Social Housing) (Case management) or an elective unit for one of the community or health packages
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is an assessment process that assesses the competency(s) of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package of VET accredited courses. If a participant wishes to gain RPL and they are successful in their application, they will be granted a Statement of Attainment without having to participate in the general training and assessment process of this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and all participants have the opportunity to participate in RPL. Recognition of Prior Learning is generally recommended where individuals have been working in a relevant job role, however any participant can also self-elect to undertake RPL.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about credit transfers.
How to apply
Enrol for our upcoming cohort running from the week commencing 2 October 2023 until week ending 15 December 2023. If you can't make this cohort, express your interest for a future cohort here. Please register your interest into this course by selecting ‘Enrol’ next to your preferred date below. Once we have received your tentative registration, you will be invited to Safe and Equal's Learning Management System Canvas to complete the enrolment process.
If you would like to discuss this course in more detail, please call us for a confidential discussion on (03) 8346 5266.
Access and inclusion at Safe and Equal
Thank you for your interest in attending the CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to family violence course with Safe and Equal. At Safe and Equal, we collect some personal data about you, and we acknowledge that this information is personal and can be sensitive.
The data marked with asterisks is collected as part of AVETMISS compliance standards and is mandatory, however, we acknowledge that some of the wording does not provide people with the opportunity to identify themselves the way they may want to. While we advocate for more inclusive data collection, at Safe and Equal we are committed to ensuring that our training is inclusive, welcoming and culturally safe for all individuals and believe everyone has the right to freely express who they are.
We have included additional and non-mandatory questions in the personal demographic section to support you in feeling represented when undertaking the registration processes and training experiences. Collecting this data allows us to get to know a little more about you and what services and support you think you are going to need to have the best training experience.
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Upcoming datesCHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
|Name||Course Start Date||Course End Date||Cost|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence - January to April 2024 (Hybrid ... (linked ID 1978507) 10 weeks||29/01/2024||05/04/2024||$1,495.00|