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Course in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence 10994NAT

1 Feb. 2023
Where: 
Darwin - Beginning February 2023

Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine have developed the Course in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence for people working directly with clients, service users or students. This nationally accredited vocational education and training (VET) Course is delivered by RMIT University’s College of Vocational Education. This Course is a Commonwealth Department of Social Services funded initiative under the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032. There are no costs to students.

Course delivery in Darwin The Course will be delivered face to face in Darwin with full-day workshops. You’ll undertake knowledge-based assessment to demonstrate your understanding of the forms, contexts and impacts of sexual violence and response practices. You’ll also demonstrate your response skills through practical tasks and engage in reflection to develop self-awareness and practice. There are two units of competency in this short course.

NAT10994001 Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence This unit focuses on understanding the forms, contexts, drivers, and risks of sexual violence and the impact of vicarious trauma, values, and biases on practice. This unit will equip you with the skills to work within legal, ethical, and trauma-informed frameworks for sexual violence. There are four full-day workshops for this unit. Assessment tasks include responses to knowledge questions, case study analyses, and reflection. Assessment task work is undertaken during workshops.

NAT10994002 Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence This unit develops your ability to apply trauma-informed practices 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. There are six full-day workshops for this unit. Assessment tasks include responses to questions, simulated role plays and reflection on practice. Assessment task work is undertaken during workshops. Role plays are one-on-one with your facilitator. The unit Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence is a pre-requisite for the unit Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence.

For further information, contact Kim Monaghan, Project Coordinator kim.monaghan@rmit.edu.au, 03 9925 2143

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