Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

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

* DV-alert provides initial response training and is not recommended for participants seeking specialist DFV skills training


Please contact [email protected] or

02 4645 7200

Lifeline's DV-alert is a nationally recognised training program that enables frontline workers to confidently:

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

Who is eligible to attend?

All health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers.

What is the cost of the training?

The training fee is waved for health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers.

On top of that, Lifeline will cover reasonable costs of participants requiring travel, accommodation and staff backfill. Visit www.dvalert.org.au for more information.

What are the benefits of the training?

  • Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence
  • Points for professional development, specifically for nurses (Continuing Professional Development/CPD hours of the mandatory 20-hour requirement for annual registration; 13 Continuing Nurse Education/CNE hours of the 30-hour professional development annual requirement
  • Opportunity to network with other frontline workers in the community
  • Improved referral knowledge through increased knowledge of resources and support