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


What it’s about

You’ll 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 open to 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 Workshop is run by our experienced trainers at Lifeline South Coast.

There are 3 compulsory assessment tasks to complete during the workshop.

What you'll need

Every person will need a Unique Student Identifier to enrol in the workshop.

National accreditation

After successfully completing the training (including assessments), you’ll 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, enter the code here.

Eligibility and fees

DV-alert training is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It’s free for frontline workers who are eligible. This means you:

  • Work, volunteer or are on student placement in the health, allied health, education, childcare or community sectors
  • Have a Unique Student Identifier
  • Are living in Australia and have Australian or New Zealand citizenship
  • Are aged 18 or older

If this doesn’t sound like you, consider our public awareness workshops or contact us for options.

How to enrol

If you’d like more information first, try our Course Information Guide.

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.