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AVERT Family Violence has three online courses for learners who want to update or improve their knowledge about Family Violence, the AVERT Family Violence Basics Course, Responding to Perpetrators and Screening and Safety Planning.

These courses are suitable for anyone who needs to know about family violence as part of their work.

Basics Course

What: The aim of the AVERT Family Violence Basics Course is to provide an introduction to the historical and legal contexts of family violence including relationship dynamics, impacts on victims and service responses.

Cost: FREE

Responding to Perpetrators of Family Violence

What: This course is suitable for any worker in the family law system responsible for responding to perpetrators.

Cost: $55.00

Screening and Safety Planning

What: This course is suitable for any worker in the family law system responsible for significant client contact, particularly involving risk assessment.

Cost: FREE

Information for Trainers and Employers

These courses could be used as a foundation for, or compliment to your training delivery, or as a stand-alone strategy. Feel free to look further at the basics and advanced courses or alternatively call the Australian Institute of Social Relations to discuss. Our contact details are on the Contact page.

Continuing Professional Development

If you are intending to use the AVERT Family Violence for Continuing Professional Development points, it is the responsibility of the individual to check with their relevant professional body and their CPD guidelines. For those working in the Legal Professions, please see the guidelines below:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia