Our free training program will help you recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, and know what to do next – DV-alert empowers you to act safely and appropriately.
DV-alert is a free, nationally recognised training program that is available, at no cost, to all health, allied health and frontline workers who are most likely to encounter people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence.
DV-alert is available as general or Indigenous face-to-face workshops, via e-learning or awareness sessions, and we can also tailor workshops to the needs of individual organisations.
Learn to recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence with DV-alert.
See our pre-enrolment information
Training is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036.
On successful completion of DV-alert training, students will receive a Statement of Attainment CHCDFV001.
Please note this training program is not intended to equip participants to undertake therapeutic or counselling work.
You will attend a two-day workshop, where you will interact with other participants in small groups, complete a workbook and skills assessment, and receive a final call from the trainer as part of the assessment.
Face-to-face workshops are held across all states and territories to encourage more health, allied health and community support workers to enrol in the course.
These workshops are specifically designed for health, allied health and community support workers who are working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers are welcome to enrol.
This is an 18-hour online course held over six to eight weeks. It involves downloading and reading online materials, working through lessons, and completing assessment questions.
A qualified trainer is available to support online participants throughout the course, assess answers to the workbook, and provide feedback to participants.
Upon completing the course, participants will receive a final call from the trainer as part of the assessment.
These two-hour DV-aware workshops are designed to meet the needs of communities and specific groups and organisations who encounter domestic and family violence.
Held at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney in Gordon, bookings are essential.
A two-day DV-alert workshop can be organised for organisations that work with families and communities (minimum of 10 staff).
Specifically designed for your organisation, staff will learn to recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.
'This is the most important and best training I've ever had. I came out so much better equipped
than when I went in – it was so insightful and will help me in my professional life, and my personal life too.'
Want to find out more? Please visit the DV alert website.