Training Packages

Introduction to working with men using family violence

The Introduction to working with men using family violence training is a foundational training experience for professionals to learn the ways in which men’s family violence is defined and understood. The training goes on to further develop practitioner skill and confidence in engaging men in the collaborative conversation about their use of abuse and violence. 

Of exceptional value is the exploration of the issues through the more contemporary understanding of coercive control. The training provides pragmatic tools to engage and invite men using family violence to begin an important journey of change. Engaging men who use family violence in all human service work is critical to linking this high-risk client group to specialist services like the Men’s Referral Service and referral pathways that support the behavioural change process. 

This training is suitable for AOD, community health and mental health practitioners, social workers and counsellors working directly with men in corrective services, child protection services, men’s behaviour change programs, court programs and specialist family violence policing. It is also suitable for private practitioners, family law mediators and dispute resolution practitioners and legal staff working in the family violence area. 

Delivery mechanism:  

One day face to face training 
4 webinar series including online reflection discussions 


Introduction to working with LGBTQI+ people using family violence

No to Violence offer a unique and dynamic training experience in direct practice with LGBTQI+ people using family violence. Family violence is a complex set of dynamics that in the context of queer relationships involve power dynamics that have a range of unique ‘ingredients’ that have harmful impacts on affected family members (including children and young people). The training goes on to further develop practitioner skill and confidence in engaging people in the collaborative conversation about their use of abuse and violence.

This webinar training deeply explores the drivers of power in the LGBTQI+ context through examining perpetrator patterns of coercive control. Professional understanding of the individual’s pattern of coercive control empowers the clinician to then undertake FV screening, immediate risk assessment and ensure appropriate referrals are made to the specialist family violence service system.

Delivery mechanism:  

One day face to face training 
4 webinar series including online reflection discussions


Everyday conversations 

NTV Everyday conversations training consists of two key elements focused on the prevention of family violence and violence against women. The training provides foundational understandings of the gendered drivers associated with men’s violence against women and how these drivers underpin violence supportive attitudes, beliefs and actions. The training is delivered using respectful and non-shaming learning approaches to encourage participants to explore and develop insight into the impacts of harm on individuals, workplaces and communities. 

The training also provides practical skills for bystander actions in everyday conversations that help to interrupt negative attitudes and encourage pivoting to positive nonviolent and non-blaming perspectives about family violence.  

Our training practitioners also connect people affected by or perpetrating family violence to appropriate and supportive professional support services. This training is suitable for corporate leadership teams, human resources (HR) staff in corporate, government and non-government agencies and community groups.  

Delivery mechanism:  

3-hour face to face training 
2 webinar series including online reflection discussions


Advanced Practice Series

No to Violence will be bringing an Advanced Practice Series that provides opportunities for the senior clinical practitioner in training experiences at a forensic level. Further information will be available online with topics covered that include:

  • Advanced and comprehensive risk assessment, risk analysis and court reporting
  • Discussing non-fatal strangulation as a key risk indicator with men using family violence
  • The link between suicidality and homicide – how do we engage with men in a complex conversation about dangerous thinking patterns?
  • Compassion Fatigue and Professional Burnout 
  • Providing supervision in the behavioural change context – supporting practitioners in maintaining the gendered lens in the cofacilitation dynamic.

The Advanced Practice Series brings the best of specialists to the human service workforce to provide unique and pragmatically focused learning that will add significant value to secondary consults, the supervision environment and contribute to the paramount need to reduce harm to women and children impacted by high risk family violence.  

This training is suitable for Senior AOD, community health and mental health practitioners, social workers and counsellors working directly with men in corrective services, child protection services, men’s behaviour change programs, court programs and specialist family violence policing. It is also suitable for private practitioners, family law mediators and dispute resolution practitioners and legal staff working in the family violence area.

Delivery mechanism:  

3-hour face to face training 
1 to 2 (1 hour) webinar series including online reflection discussion 

Please email training@ntv.org.au for further information, quotation or discussion of your organisational training needs.


Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management (Male Family Violence) 

Swinburne University of Technology (RTO Code 3059) 

The Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management is designed for practitioners who currently work in or wish to work directly with men using family violence. In the course, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills to:

  • Undertake Client Assessment and intake 
  • Understand and use the principles and practices of case management when working with men using family violence
  • Cofacilitate groupwork programs (men’s behavior change programs) and work directly with men who use family violence to support shifts towards behavioural change. 

This course is providing a professional learning experience at a Graduate Certificate level and incorporates a number of learning experiences and observational opportunities.  The course will provide the foundations of men’s work in the family violence sector and scaffold professional practice from frameworks and evidence based theories that support the behavioural change journey. 

Core areas that are covered include: 

  • Theoretical and practice frameworks 
  • Case management principles and practices
  • Client Assessment in the organisational context
  • Unpacking accountability and change from intake and assessment
  • Dialogue skills to support engaging with men who use family violence to support his decision towards the change journey and his responsibility for family safety
  • Group work theory and dynamics

There are a number of assessment tasks involved as well as a requirement to complete a set of observational experiential tasks.  

Applications for our February 2020 intake are now closed. You can apply for our July/August 2020 intake via Swinburne’s website here.

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