DV-alert is a free nationally accredited training program designed to help health, allied health and community frontline workers better understand and identify domestic and family violence and improve their referral and support skills.
DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services under the National Plan and is delivered by Lifeline Australia.
Over the course of the National Plan, DV-alert has been expanded to include specialised training streams for frontline workers working with individuals and communities at higher risk of family and domestic violence, such as women with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The current face-to-face DV-alert accredited training modules include:
- General Workshops
- Indigenous Workshops
- Multicultural Workshops
- Settlement Workshops
- Disability Workshops
The DV-alert General Workshop and Disability Workshop is also available via an accredited e-Learning module, for those who are unable to attend the face to face training.
Community members can also attend DV-alert non-accredited awareness sessions delivered as either a two-hour or one-day session.