Our courses

For family violence practitioners and community services practitioners

Family Violence Intervention Orders

 

Understand Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIOs), how they work, how to support your client through court processes,  what happens if an order is breached and how they interact with family court orders.

Family law and separation

 

Gain practical knowledge about the family law process to improve the support and information you provide to victim survivors of family violence navigating the family law system including parenting and property matters.

Child Protection and the law 

 

Gain an understanding of child protection law and practical tips for supporting victim survivors of family violence to navigate child protection legal processes including providing timely legal information on child protection matters and your client’s rights and responsibilities.

Supporting women on migration visas

 

Restrictive conditions of migration visas make it difficult for women who are experiencing family violence to leave their partner or seek help. Understand the legal support women on temporary visas require and how you can help to secure it.

Identifying critical legal issues for family violence

Learn to identify urgent legal issues and make timely referrals for legal assistance across the jurisdictions of family violence, family law, child protection, finance, housing and victims of crime assistance. The training includes a practice tool – ‘The Critical Legal Issues Map’ to use with your clients.

Safer families: Training for community legal centre lawyers

Family violence duty lawyer intensive

 

The Safer Families three-day intensive builds the capacity of family violence duty lawyers to provide high quality, trauma informed, effective advice and representation to family violence clients. Over three days, participants will gain in-depth understanding of the Family Violence Protection Act, build skills in negotiation, advocacy, submissions, and court appearances. The third day includes a moot court day where participants will practice their skills.

Family law and separation

 

Your client may have family law issues when they come to see you about a family violence matter. This training will provide you with tools to identify family law issues (including urgent issues) and make appropriate legal referrals.

Child protection and the law

 

Gain an understanding of child protection legislation and process, including how best to work with clients to promote  safe, workable and child-focused parenting and care arrangements.

Family violence and the law 

 

For lawyers not working specifically in family violence. Understand family violence intervention orders and develop practical tips for providing trauma-informed assistance to victim survivors of family violence. Learn to identify when family violence may matter to the legal assistance you provide, and strategies for sensitive engagement.

Working with women on migration visas

 

Restrictive conditions of migration visas make it difficult for women who are experiencing family violence to leave their partner or seek help. Gain the tools to identify legal support required for women on temporary visas.

Self paced learning

Case Notes and the Law

 

This self-paced learning for family violence practitioners and community services practitioners will strengthen your skills to write and maintain case notes. The training takes a legal lens and will equip you with an understanding and awareness of the legal implications of case notes.

Our office is closed

We will reopen at 9am Monday 8 January 2024.

 

You can contact Victoria Legal Aid for legal support or Safe Steps for family violence support. 

 

Our duty lawyer services will continue during this period. Please contact your local court if you need legal help at court.

 

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