DV-alert is a key initiative under the Federal Government’s Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022, and the Department of Social Services (DSS) funded Lifeline Australia to train health, allied health and community frontline workers.
Lifeline delivers DV-alert as face-to-face workshops and awareness sessions in locations across Australia at their Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – designated centres.
The training focuses on increasing the skills, confidence and knowledge of community frontline workers, professionals and volunteers to recognise the signs of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV), respond with appropriate care, and refer individuals and families subjected to, or at risk of DFV, to appropriate support services.
Lifeline contracted Liberate to convert one of its DV-alert training streams – Working with Women with Disabilities – with the online version aligned to the unit of competency ‘CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.’
The online learning project used a four-phase, agile and user-centred design and development process (Discovery, Alpha, Beta, and Live), accredited and assessed under the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) Digital Services Standard.