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DFV Workplace Training
‘AS CEO of a large and diverse corporation the training was vital for me to build an understanding of what our responsibilities are to our workers and how to build a more supportive work culture.’
CEO, Government Owned Corporation
DFV in the workplace
Domestic and family violence is a whole-of-community issue requiring a whole-of-community response.
Workplaces have a vital role to play in addressing the prevalence and impacts of DFV.
DFV Work Aware DFV workplace training packages have been developed both for workers and workplace leaders. We tailor training for workplace representatives, teams or individual workers who want to develop their skills to recognise and respond to DFV at work.
DFV Workplace Training
We know that when workplaces have a DFV-aware culture, workers feel more confident to ask for help to address the impacts of DFV.
DFV Work Aware can assist your organisation to understand and uphold DFV-specific industrial and work health and safety obligations.”
People in leadership positions in the workplace hold higher levels of responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of employees, so our workplace leader training is targeted at people in management, supervisory, leadership and executive roles.
Employers have a duty of eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety in the workplace. DFV Work Aware will help workplaces to meet their obligations through learning to:
- Recognise the signs of DFV in the workplace
- Respond effectively and appropriately
- Refer to the most helpful services
DFV Work Aware additionally provides direct support and consultation to organisations to:
- Build a strong culture of support to prevent DFV
- Help build their capacity to respond effectively to DFV
DFV Work Aware trainers and consultants know how DFV crosses over into the workplace.
We are tertiary qualified, and experienced both in training delivery and in working in DFV services and social and community services.
DFV Work Aware training has multiple benefits for workers and for your workplace.
Workers are empowered with the skills and resources to effectively recognise, respond and refer when DFV comes to work.
Workplace leaders will increase their knowledge and skills in applying work health and safety legislation to issues of DFV at work. They will expand their preventative and responsive risk management approach to build a strong culture of support for workers impacted by domestic and family violence.
By undertaking DFV Work Aware training and consultation, your workplace will be a business and community leader in DFV awareness, prevention and response.
DFV Work Aware delivers a 60-minute or 90-minute training session to workplaces across Australia to train workers to recognise, respond and refer when DFV comes to work.
What we cover:
- How DFV intersects with the workplace.
- The impacts of DFV on employees and workplaces.
- Recognising DFV in the workplace.
- How to respond to those experiencing DFV in the workplace.
- DFV and the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Where to find information on developing a domestic and family violence workplace strategy through policy development.
- Existing workplace rights and entitlements, such as DFV leave.
- Referral pathways to specialist DFV support services.
This interactive session develops workers’ knowledge, skills and confidence.
DFV Workplace Training can be delivered face-to-face where possible or online. We can deliver multiple sessions, for example, for a workplace with a large workforce. The investment in this training will depend upon the state or territory your workplace is located in.
DFV Work Aware delivers a comprehensive 3-hour workplace training session for workplace leaders, including managers, supervisors, human resources, health and safety representatives, and other key contacts in the workplace.
Building on the content of DFV Workplace Training packages for workers, workplace leaders will be further resourced to handle disclosures of DFV, including where the person using violence is an employee.
What we cover:
- Why is domestic and family violence a workplace issue?
- What is your role in recognising and responding to domestic and family violence at work?
- DFV workplace policy development and implementation.
- What is domestic and family violence safety planning at work?
- Strategies on what prevention initiatives that can be implemented.
- Understanding Gender Equity and Gendered Drivers and the roles these play in DFV.
Workplace leaders are often tasked with higher levels of responsibility for upholding work health and safety legislation. In this workplace training session, participants will practice the application of a work health and safety risk management approach to DFV in the workplace, including the use of safety tools.
DFV Work Aware trainers can consult with you to develop bespoke training for your workplace.
This is an opportunity for you to let us know what your workplace needs, for example, does your workplace need more information about what DFV is? Or does your workplace need more information and resources to develop a workplace DFV policy?
We will work with you to develop training that is relevant and accessible for your workplace.
DFV Workplace Training can be delivered face-to-face where possible or online. The investment in this training will depend upon the state or territory your workplace is located in.
‘I work as a counsellor and with DFV clients, but I had no idea of the new DFV supports, especially for men. Thank you.’
Counsellor and union member