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University-based learning and development prevention pilot

Responsible government

  • Commonwealth

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 16 Enable workforces to provide trauma-informed support with a focus on safety and recovery to victims and survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.

What are we doing?

This initiative will develop and pilot a university‑based learning and development program for students and faculty in professional services, such as health, law, education and training. The program aims to develop knowledge and skills to prevent and respond safely to violence against women.

  • The Commonwealth Government will provide $0.5 million between 2019–20 and 2021–22 to fund the university-based learning and development pilot.

What have we achieved so far?

  • Scoping and planning activities for this activity have commenced.
  • An activity work plan is being finalised.

What is next?

  • Research, scoping and stakeholder engagement will commence in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • A strategic approach to this activity will be developed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • An evaluation will be provided in June 2022.

What difference will we make?

The intended outcomes of this program are:

  • students have improved knowledge about domestic, family and sexual violence
  • students have improved skills in preventing and responding to domestic, family and sexual violence
  • training and development resources are piloted and made available to universities.

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