Training Opportunities in and around the Family Violence Sector


The WIFVC has received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for the 2018/19 financial year to deliver Identifying Family Violence training for the western metropolitan region. The 2.5 hour course is the ideal introduction to the core elements of family violence practice.

2019 OPEN SESSION training dates for individuals available Open sessions allow individuals from a range of organisations to attend a training session. To reserve your place at one of the 'open' sessions please click on the relevant date below. Please note that sessions are capped at 25 participants and registrations will take place on a first-in-first-served basis.

  • Friday, 1st March 2019 9.30am - 12noon, Sunshine Convention Centre

  • Friday, 5th April 2019 9.30am - 12noon, Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

2019 DEDICATED SESSION training dates for organisations
Please note that due to high demand all dates for dedicated training sessions have now been allocated. Please contact Julie Noonan on if you would like to register your interest in any future sessions that may become available.

More about Identifying Family Violence Training

The IFV training is designed for:

  • Workers who are not directly involved in family violence service delivery, but who may encounter women and children who are experiencing, or at risk of, family violence. For example, workers in community, health, child and family services, mental health, disability, alcohol and other drugs, homelessness or legal services, local councils, schools or hospitals.

  • Family violence workers who are new to the sector.

Utilising a best practice framework, participants will increase their understanding of family violence, learn how to identify family violence, gain strategies to respond to disclosures, and learn about safety measures and appropriate referrals. All sessions will be delivered by a specialist family violence trainer.

The IFV training provides a valuable understanding of the core elements of family violence practice. For those organisations prescribed under the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework, this training provides an important foundation for future MARAM training. It is anticipated that Family Safety Victoria will commence the roll-out of MARAM training from March 2019.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss training opportunities further, please contact us at