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Responding to Perpetrators of Family Violence


Responding to Perpetrators of Family Violence

About the Course

The ‘Responding to Perpetrators of Family Violence’ course offers:

  • Knowledge about perpetrators, drawn from current research and professional expertise
  • An overview of the principles underpinning effective responses, including an exploration of ideas about respect, culture, accountability and gender
  • A practical framework from which to respond to the societal, community and individual levels
  • Specific strategies for engaging and responding, including the use of the Family DOORS screening tools.

Introductory Video


This course has been specifically designed for those working within the community services, health, family law and human services sectors. It is recommended that participants complete the AVERT Family Violence Basics and Screening and Safety Planning online courses prior to commencing this course.  Equivalent training and/or professional work experience will be considered.

Course Format

The course is interactive involving audio slides, videos, and quizzes with up to date resources for you to download.

As on online program, you can work through the topics at your own pace.  The topics covered are:

  • Principles underpinning responses to perpetration
  • What do we know about perpetrators of violence?
  • Screening for perpetration
  • Responding holistically
  • Multi-agency and cross-discipline collaboration.

Related Courses

Family DOORS

Learn to screen for patterns of risk.

Find out more


The fee for this course is $55.oo (incl. GST)

Group discounts apply.  For further information contact (08) 8216 5200 or email 

Course at a Glance

  • Self paced learning environment
  • 5 main topics
  • 20-30 minutes of work per topic
  • English
  • English captions
  • Certificate of completion upon completing the course

Accessibility Information

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