RTO - TOID 22576  Course in Identifying and Responding to FV Risk 

VU22733: Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Speak to us about our NO FEES option. We have a very simple fee waiver process.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.

The course is a Skills First funded course

What is the course about?

The Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk is designed to help community service workers provide an initial response to the family violence risk they encounter. If family violence is not core to your community services role but you still encounter people who experience and/or use family violence – this course is ideal for you also.

You will learn to identify and respond to the risk of family violence. You will learn key skills required for screening, risk assessment, risk management, information sharing and referral.

The comprehensive framework of the course is based on a set of minimum standards called the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM).

Successful completion of this course, will prepare you to identify and provide the initial response to family violence and it provides a pathway to further training in the Community Services, Health and Disability and Family Services to name a few.


Course Code 22510VIC Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk Hrs
Unit Code Unit Title Nominal hours
VU22733 Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk 50

How is this course being delivered?

Program hours:

  • 30 hours of face-to-face/zoom delivery*
  • 3 hours of in-class assessments, with additional scheduled assessment appointments (if required)
  • Approximately 17 hours of personal study and assignment writing outside class hours

(PUSH) Face-to-Face/Zoom Delivery = 30 hours

(PUSH) Assessment by Appointment: 3 hours (Task 4)

Outside class work completion/ study= 17 hours

Total Nominal Hours: 50 hours

Will this course be good for my career?

The 22510VIC Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk will support you to:

  • Increase skills for people working in community services
  • Build skills to work in the community services sector.
  • Provide a pathway for further study, for example the Certificate IV in Community Services. Access employment in community services jobs such as:
    • Community Services support worker
    • Case worker
    • Client contact officer
    • Community development officer.
    • Welfare support officer
    • Family services worker
    • Outreach support worker
    • Disability support worker

Am I eligible?

  • This course is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and non–Aboriginal people.
  • participants must be 18 years or older
  • an Australian citizen, or obtained permanent residence (granted by the Department of Home Affairs)
  • students must be employed as a universal service worker or alternatively have at least 2 years’ experience working with individuals, families and/or communities.
  • suitable level of LL&N skills as determined by completion of a LL&N assessment (see 3.2 Pre-Training Interview and Assessment). A minimum requirement for this course is ACSF Level 2 in language, literacy and numeracy.
  • suitable level of computer and digital literacy skills (see LLN/DL requirements)
  • access to suitable technology
  • students must be able to attend scheduled workshops – the program has been designed to be delivered in a classroom. Students will be informed of the timetable on enrolment and must maintain the required student contact hours.
  • a commitment to complete the pre-set learning resources prior to attending scheduled workshops.

How will I be selected?

  • When you contact someone at VACSAL RTO they will talk to you about whether you are eligible to do the course and whether there are places available

Student handbook

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Program Brochure 22510VIC_CIFV_Brochure

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