Training and confidence

This chapter discusses the extent to which primary prevention workforce respondents were confident in their role, as well as any training or professional development they had undertaken in a range of skill and capability areas, generally and as they relate to family violence.

The Census results demonstrated that while the primary prevention workforce had completed training across a range of topic areas, overall confidence in their level of training and experience was moderate. The findings highlighted MARAM as a priority area for further/improved training and professional development.

Furthermore, the primary prevention workforce generally believed that dynamic/collaborative forms of additional support (i.e. information sharing, community of practice, mentoring / peer support) would be most useful in increasing their confidence in performing their role(s).

In terms of barriers to accessing further training and development, lack of time was the most commonly reported barrier, followed by cost of study and location of training facility.