Projects >> Domestic Violence
In response to the professional training and development needs of workers providing services to victims, children and perpetrators of domestic violence, this project aimed to identify the workforce development needs of relevant workers. The results will provide recommendations for targeted improvement.
CPD Biz was commissioned by the Health and Community Services Skills Board to identify the needs of the DV workforce in South Australia.
The purpose of this project was to "identify through industry consultation the priority needs for workforce development, training & professional development in the Domestic Violence sector”.
The objectives of the project were to:
Identify the specific skills and qualifications required by industry to meet present and future client demand
Identify present training capacity and examine the adequacy of the current qualifications framework in developing the required skills sets for workers in the domestic violence sector
Identify priority workforce development, training & professional development needs of workers in the domestic violence sector
Recommend an implementation plan to progress the key findings/issues
The key deliverables were:
Issues, areas for reform, improvements and professional development of DV workers are identified.
Training Implementation Plan for the DV sector is developed.
Findings and recommendations are presented for endorsement by the Board and submission to DFEEST
The definition of domestic violence that guides this project recognised that domestic violence is any form of violence that occurs between current or past intimate partners. Violence is used in its broadest sense and includes physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, deprivation or neglect.
Among the recommendations of the report the following were identified as priority issues:
1. Common understanding of DV (and philosophy and shared practice)
2. Coordination of training:
- Whole of violence
- Training calendar (accessible to all)
- Identification of gaps
3. Training that incorporates awareness of other forms of violence and the relationships
4. Connection between “on the job” training and “training” (supervision, time, integration, realism, support, regular periodic interventions)
- Training Content:
- Baseline training for CJS (and other sectors) and DV sector
- accredited & non-accredited
5. DV content in higher ed
6. Non-government & Government workforce equity (including workers leaving NG for higher pay in Gov).
The final report for the project can be download on the following link Domestic Violence Workforce Development Report.
The findings of the Project were presented to the 2006 Women's Safety Strategy Conference by the Skills Board Executive Officer, Greg Franks. View the DV Presentation.
This Project was funded by Dept of Further Education Employment Science and Training (DFEEST), as part of Our Commitment to Women’s Safety in South Australia and was hosted by SA Health and Community Services Skills Board.