DV-alert Training

Nationally accredited training to help frontline workers recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, and know what to do next.


Delivery: 2 days via face-to-face classroom or virtually via Zoom

Audience: Frontline workers, 18 years +

Whether to support frontline workers and those working in various industries with people impacted by domestic and family violence, or to uphold the health and safety of their own staff, employers have a responsibility to recognise domestic and family violence as a workplace issue. Studies have shown that:

  • 1/4 women and 1/13 men in Australia will experience some form of domestic and family violence in their lifetime
  • 2/3 of women who are experiencing domestic and family violence are in the workforce, and it can be assumed that there are a many people in the workplace who use violent, abusive, and coercive behaviour
  • Domestic and family violence impacts on the wellbeing, safety, and performance of staff.

This comprehensive 2-day training supports employers to create a healthy workplace culture that helps to prevent domestic and family violence.

What it’s about

Participants will learn how to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services. This workshop covers the scope, patterns, and impacts of violence; what to consider for diverse groups, communication, interventions, safety, referral pathways, and more.

Who it's for

This workshop is for frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like health, allied health, education, childcare, and community.

How it works

This 2-day workshop is run by our experienced trainers at Lifeline South Coast. There are three compulsory assessment tasks to complete during the workshop.

National accreditation

After successfully completing the training (including assessments), participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency CHCDFV001: Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence. To find out more about this unit, please click here.

This training is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO: 88036. 

Pre Enrolment – DV-alert Workshop Information

Lifeline Australia RTO Compliance Manual

 Please see https://www.dvalert.org.au/ for more information.

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.