Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk

Learn how to create a safer community for all.

This accredited course provides foundational knowledge required to identify the presenting risk of family violence. It focuses on how to ask about family violence and respond sensitively to a disclosure.

The Victorian state government has determined family violence to be its number one law and order challenge, and all universal service professionals are encouraged to undertake the course.

Delivery Mode

  • In-class (face-to-face) 
  • Online



  • In-class: Four 4-hour weekday or Saturday classes
  • Online: Five 3-hour weeknight classes

(Overall duration is 6 weeks)


No practical placement is required.

Employment Outcomes

This is a professional development course that will support participants’ work at universal service organisations such as schools, early childhood, justice, community and health services, sport and recreation organisations and faith-based institutions.

Pathways to further study

This course provides the foundational understanding of family violence and risk needed for further levels of specialisation, such as formal MARAM training.

Units of Study


Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk

VICSEG New Futures trading as New Futures Training TOID: 21203.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to access our training.