DVassist Introduction to Family and Domestic Violence

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Who is this course for?

The course is available to anyone wanting to understand what family and domestic violence is, how it impacts people and how to provide a supportive response. It provides learners with a basic understanding of family and domestic violence and is a pre-requisite for DVassist specialist family and domestic violence courses.

Learning outcomes

  • After completing this short course participants will be able to:
  • Define what is family and domestic violence, its prevalence and gendered nature
  • Outline the impacts on victim-survivors and groups more vulnerable to family and domestic violence
  • Identify people who may be experiencing family and domestic violence
  • Respond appropriately to people impacted by family and domestic violence and refer to them to specialist support


This online course will take you approximately 1 hour to complete, including the video and activity workbook.
You can complete the online course in one sitting or at intervals when it is convenient for you. You have unlimited access.


As this course talks about family and domestic violence, please be aware that the content can prompt memories of trauma or other strong emotions. Please take breaks if you need to and practice self-care. If you need to talk to someone, please seek support from a colleague or supportive person, or call 1800 Respect or DVassist on 1800 080 083.

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