Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) is designed to build capacity in frontline workers within universal services for whom family violence is not a core function of their role. Learn how to:

  • recognise the signs of domestic and family violence

  • respond with appropriate care

  • refer effectively to support services.

Our goals

  • Driving whole of community action to prevent violence

  • Understanding diverse experiences of violence

  • Supporting innovative services and interventions

  • Improving perpetrator interventions.

Why train with Lifeline Tasmania?

DV-alert empowers participants to be confident first responders when facing issues of domestic and family violence. Participants who complete the nationally recognised training (2-Day Workshops or e-Learning Courses) are also provided with resources on how to respond and refer cases.

The DV-alert program is delivered nationally by Lifeline Centres on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036. DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services and is a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Nationally Recognised Training

  • Successfully complete the assessment requirements of either a DV-alert workshop or e-Learning courses to receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence
  • Opportunity to network with other frontline workers in the community
  • Increased knowledge of local resources and support, allowing you to provide a better referral service
  • DV-alert Member Portal (available in early 2019) eligible to participants who successfully complete a DV-alert workshop or e-Learning course, which provides additional resources on domestic and family violence
  • Understanding of how domestic and family violence affects people around you
  • Tools to support people from diverse backgrounds

Need financial assistance to complete the training?

The training fee is waived for community frontline workers, as the program is fully funded by the Department of Social Services.  Participants who complete the face-to-face workshops may also be supported to help cover costs for travel, accommodation and staff back-fill.

Find out more about the Financial Assistance offered


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