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The Centre for Workforce Excellence

The Centre for Workforce Excellence was announced in Victoria’s Plan for Change and will support the government’s response to a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The Centre for Workforce Excellence will have a key role in leading initiatives designed to boost the capabilities of specialist family violence, primary prevention and other social service workforces, support interdisciplinary learning about family violence, and use research to promote best practice workforce training.

In time, its functions will include:

  • leading initiatives designed to boost the capabilities of a broad range of workforces in relation to primary prevention and family violence
  • supporting interdisciplinary learning about family violence across the social services, health, education and justice workforces
  • researching and identifying core prevention and response skills and capabilities across workforces, promoting best practice and contributing to the development of formal workforce training

The Centre for Workforce Excellence has a priority focus on the delivery of the 10 Year Industry Plan for prevention and response in Victoria to address recommendation 207 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Victoria’s first family violence workforce census was conducted earlier this year by KPMG under the stewardship of the Centre for Workforce Excellence.

The results of the census are currently informing the development of a 10 Year Industry Plan, which will be the guiding strategy to strengthen the specialist family violence and primary prevention sectors and build capability across the range of workforces that intersect with family violence.