Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Course Code: 22510VIC
Study Area:
Community Services

Start Date: TBC

End Date: TBC

Days & Times: TBC

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. 

This course provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person in a universal services role to identify the presenting risk of family violence for service users and provide a response appropriate to the role of universal service professionals.

Universal services include organisations such as:

•             Schools

•             Early childhood

•             Justice

•             Community and health services

•             Sport and recreation organisations

•             Faith-based institutions

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

This course is delivered through self-directed learning and online workshops over approximately 6 weeks.

To obtain a Statement of Attainment for the Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk 22510VIC , graduates must successfully attain the one (1) unit of competency listed below.

VU22733 Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers


There are no pre-requisites for this course. Participants undertaking this course are likely to be professionals who do not have family violence as a core function of their role. These professionals may encounter victim survivors (including children and young people) and perpetrators through their interactions with children, families and/or adults within their work. It also provides the foundational understanding of family violence and risk needed for further levels of specialisation.

Course overview

This course provides foundational understanding of family violence and risk.  It is based on comprehensive framework, Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) that sets the minimum standards throughout Victorian agencies.

How to apply

Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE.

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods


You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. You will be told in advance about the type of assessment and their requirements. Assessments will consist of written tasks, a project and an observation.

Learning options


Key study areas

This course is strongly recommended to support workforce development to meet the industry plan for family violence prevention and response.  Learning outcomes include:

•             Recognise and respond to family violence disclosures in a safe and effective manner

•             Knowledge of the prevalence, impacts, gendered nature and dynamics of family violence

•             How to develop a basic safety plan and to provide effective referrals

•             Knowledge of the evidence-based risk factors and structured professional judgement approach to risk assessment

Further study opportunities


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$543.50
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 26/10/2020 2:12 PM

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