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1. The Gendered Nature of Violence: Creating Change

To create a world free from violence, we need to understand the individual role we can play to create equality and address the drivers of domestic and family violence (DFV).

Our new training module, The Gendered Nature of Violence, has been developed to provide your people with the skills and strategies required to Recognise the gendered drivers of DFV, Respond as active bystanders and Refer colleagues safely to support services.

This training covers how gender inequality drives violence and the role workplaces can play in preventing DFV from occurring.

This module has PDF resources available for staff and provides details for national support services.

 Topics explored

  • Using the RRR Framework (Recognise, Respond and Refer) to support employees impacted by DFV or workplace bullying and harassment.
  • Current Australian research and statistics to better understand gendered-based violence; including how rigid gendered roles can increase the likelihood of DFV in the community.
  • Using activities and animation to explore how and why DFV occurs including the impact sexually explicit jokes, bullying, harassment and disrespectful behaviour can have within the workplace.
  • Utilising an intersectional approach to DFV. This course will explore the impact DFV can have on various groups within the community and workplaces including LGBTQIA, First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with various disabilities.
  • The behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame and minimise DFV.
  • Practical tools and strategies to be an active bystander.
  • Using case studies, participants will be able to further understand the organisation’s approach to preventing and responding to DFV.

Learning outcomes

  • Increased understanding and confidence to discuss and address DFV, harassment, and discrimination.
  • Building skills and confidence to challenge attitudes and behaviours that enable and cause DFV. This also includes workplace strategies to respond to bullying, sexism, or harassing behaviour.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the active bystander tools that can be used to challenge discrimination, harassment or bullying within the workplace or community.
  • Increase knowledge of the external supports available to staff.


Targeted Audience: This training is suitable for all workplaces and its team members who have completed previous DFV Specialist or eLearning training.


2. Recognise, Respond, Refer

Our award-winning, self-guided online short course has been developed in collaboration with the Queensland Government along with other private businesses.

Our online short course equips workplaces to provide an effective and respectful responses to team members who may be impacted by domestic and family violence (DFV).

This includes:

  • people directly experiencing violence and abuse
  • people using violence and abuse
  • others affected by violence and abuse
  • the person responding to the violence and abuse.

This easy-to-follow, self-paced course helps reduce stigma and the complexities associated with DFV.

It is suitable for staff of all levels and is relevant to all workplaces.

Our online short course will educate participants to Recognise when DFV is occurring, how to Respond to colleagues affected and Refer them on for further support if required.

What will be covered: 

  • Increases understanding of DFV issues in our society
  • Explains why DFV is a workplace issue
  • Information and statistics on the prevalence of DFV in Australia
  • Assists staff to RECOGNISE the signs in the workplace when DFV may be occurring
  • Demonstrates how to respectfully RESPOND to a colleague in the workplace who may be experiencing DFV or a colleague using violence or abuse
  • Shows how to REFER colleagues onto suitable services in a supportive manner


The course takes up to 30 minutes to complete. Duration may vary as it is self-paced.

Register now for our Recognise, Respond, Refer online short course. 

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