About this survey

To allow DVRCV, DVVic and NTV to plan for the immediate and longer term workforce training and development needs of the specialist family violence sector (as well as those working in family violence positions in non-specialist services), we are seeking your input through this training needs survey. We are interested in what specific knowledge, skills and capabilities specialist family violence practitioners consider they need. This includes people working with victim survivors who are children, young people or adults or with adolescents or men perpetrating violence. Consider what you or your supervisees need, based on the expectations of the current service system and what they will need moving into a reformed context.  With the advent of the Family Violence Information Sharing legislation, the redeveloped CRAF (MARAM) and the Support and Safety Hubs opening across the state, the focus is on multiple sectors working collaboratively using shared practice frameworks.


Please respond to the following questions as accurately as you can. The more detail you provide the more likely that we are able to tailor any future workforce development and training packages to your organisation’s or workers' needs. We will use the information that we gather to build an evidence base of the current and future workforce needs of the family violence sector and for those who are family violence practitioners but are working in non-family violence specialist services. This information will be communicated to Family Safety Victoria to support the implementation of the Industry Plan as well as identify to DVRCV, DVVic and NTV the capacity building required for robust, resilient, engaged and effective family violence practitioners over the next five years.


Note: Family violence specialist services are those services whose work is to primarily work with either victim survivors or perpetrators of family violence.  Non-family violence services are those services whose work primarily focuses on other areas such as alcohol and other drugs, child protection, disability, family support, homelessness and mental health, etc.