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Growing the family violence workforce in regional Victoria

Family violence and community organisations in regional and metropolitan Victoria are being funded to offer up to 1,400 student placements by 2020.

15/11/19 5.16am

Family violence and community organisations in regional and metropolitan Victoria are being funded to offer up to 1,400 student placements by 2020 as part of work to grow the family violence and make sure women, children and young people can always get the help they need.

The Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams recently met with four La Trobe University students on placement at the Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Domestic Violence Services in Mildura.

The service is one of six Mallee organisations receiving funding to offer student placements under the Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Program.

The program aims to give students the opportunity to gain experience and an understanding of what it’s like to work in the family violence sector and encourage them to consider a career in the family violence sector.

As part of the program, staff are also supported to undertake supervision training sessions, so they have the skills and confidence to support students on placement, as well as new workers.

The program will provide up to 1,887 supervision training sessions for family violence and community services organisation workers by 2020.

Reviewed 19 November 2019

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