If your job or personal circumstances require you to support individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, this professional development course is ideal for you.
Understanding Domestic Violence is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.
In this online course, you will discover preventative strategies, learn about the different types of abuse and gain an understanding of family violence orders and mandatory reporting. You will also acquire the skills to facilitate intervention and client safety.
On completion of this course, you will stand out when taking the next step in your career, whether you work in community services, counselling or education because you have advanced your professional development in this important field.
Unit - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Women and children at risk
Costs of domestic and family violence
The Danger Assessment Scale (DA)
SARA scale (Spousal Assault Risk Assessment)
Types of abuse
Child abuse allegations
Family violence orders
Myths of domestic violence
Develop rapport and confidence
Accurate exchange of information
Effective / negative behaviours
Urgency and eligibility
Abuse and power
Urgent client assistance
Strategies for intervention
Client referral procedures
Law and ethics
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Really easy to follow instructions and content. Enjoyed the study
K. Myers, Horsham, VIC | Understanding Domestic Violence
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 15 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.