AVERT Family Violence is an online training suite designed for those wanting to further their education about family and domestic violence (FDV). Working towards a community without family and domestic violence:

  • practical and theoretical understandings of FDV
  • develop or increase confidence in appropriate strategies to respond to FDV
  • learn about tools for screening and safety
  • access to available FDV resources.

Anyone from any profession or background would benefit from this training. Covering practical and theoretical content, the AVERT Family Violence Training Suite provides participants with a sound and practical understanding of FDV, its impact and appropriate strategies for responding to this issue.

Across the AVERT Family Violence Training Suite, learn:

  • Historical information in relation to FDV
  • Definitions and dynamics of FDV
  • Legal considerations and prevalence in Australia
  • Common beliefs and myths
  • Engaging with people who use violence
  • Responding to diversity
  • The role of screening, risk assessment and safety planning
  • Impact on children, their development and reporting/advocacy
  • FDV at an organisational level:
    • Improving workplace culture and office safety
    • increasing knowledge and skills of staff to address FDV.

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Continuing Professional Development

If you are intending to use AVERT Family Violence for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, it is the responsibility of the individual to check with their relevant professional body and their CPD guidelines.

Why enrol in Avert Family Violence?

Underpinned by extensive knowledge and practice, AVERT Family Violence is delivered 100% online. This training can be completed at a convenient time, pace and place for participants. Complete AVERT to help drive social change, strengthen gender equality and stop FDV.

All AVERT courses are free.

AVERT is delivered by the Australian Institute of Social Relations (RTO 102358). The Institute is the training division of Relationships Australia South Australia and a Registered Training Organisation.

For over 20 years The Institute has provided high quality, accessible and cost-effective health and community services training. Bringing together current evidenced-based research, professional education and direct service delivery experience, The Institute has comprehensive expertise to deliver this training.

Relationships Australia South Australia has provided services that support families to grow and maintain healthy relationships for over 60 years. Our services focus on families and individuals with complex challenges and needs, especially in relation to violence and abuse.

Organisations and AVERT

Family and domestic violence is a serious, pervasive issue which impacts the health and safety of employees, their wellbeing and their productivity.

When workplaces adapt an organisational culture, implement policies and procedures, educate staff with the knowledge and skills to address the issue of violence against women, it helps drive social change to strengthen gender equality and stop FDV. See benefits like:

  • improved workplace culture
  • greater office safety and morale
  • lower staff turnover
  • higher productivity.

We offer custom options and tailored delivery for corporate business and other organisations. Visit our Corporate and Other Organisation page here for more information.