DurationPart-time 15 weeks
Free for 2022
Next intakeMarch, May, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Sexual violence is prevalent in Australia, occurring across all groups and communities. According to the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Personal Safety Survey, 2.2 million women (23%) and 718,000 men (8.0%) aged 18 years and over have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime since the age of 15 years. People, particularly women, living in rural and remote locations are particularly at risk, as are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees and migrants, LGBTQ+ community members, older and young peeple, and sex worker.
These figures and facts mean that you are likely to work with victim/survivors of sexual violence. Knowledge of and skills in identifying and responding to sexual violence will enable you to effectively support people you work with. This course will enable you to provide responses to victim/survivors that prevent retraumatisation, promote recovery and reduce the risk of re-victimisation.
The Course in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence will prepare you to recognise and respond to sexual violence experienced by victims and survivors. You will explore the sociological drivers of sexual violence, its prevalence and impacts on individuals and society. Teachers with experience in working with survivors will support you to develop your skills to identify the indicators and effects of sexual violence and to determine and address their recovery needs and preferences.
Throughout this course, you will learn about the forms, contexts, prevalence of sexual violence. You will build knowledge of the impacts on those who experience sexual violence, those close to them and on society. You will develop skills to facilitate and respond to disclosure, applying the principles of trauma-informed care and practice to address intersectional barriers to disclosure and support.
During your training, you will complete self-paced, digital learning activities and participate in facilitated workshops. You will undertake knowledge-based assessment to demonstrate your knowledge and demonstrate your response skills through practical tasks. You will also reflect on your experiences to develop self-awareness and practice.
You’ll learn from professionals who share their knowledge and experience to help you prepare for responses to disclosures of sexual violence.
- NAT10994001 Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence
This subject focuses on understanding the forms, contexts, drivers, and risks of sexual violence with an understanding of the impact of vicarious trauma, values, and biases on practice. Across four workshops, this subject will equip workers with skills to work within legal, ethical, and trauma-informed frameworks for sexual violence.
- NAT10994002 Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence
This subject will develop your ability to apply trauma-informed care and practice principles to facilitate and respond to disclosures of sexual violence. You will also develop skills to take an intersectional approach to identify victim/survivors’ needs and preferences and support their access to specialist and targeted services. This subject is delivered over six workshops.
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15 weeks part-time
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Program code: C0052
National curriculum code: 10994NAT
There are no minimum academic requirements.
You must be at least 18 years of age by the commencement date of the program.