Prevention in Practice - Virtual


Prevention in Practice is an interactive virtual course, based on recognised industry standards and provides the foundational knowledge and skills for prevention practitioners, who are new to the sector and includes a comprehensive introduction to prevention program design, from development to successful implementation.


Getting started in prevention of violence against women sector is an exciting opportunity, to create ongoing, effective and sustainable change. This training provides prevention practitioners, especially those new to the sector, with foundational skills and understanding of the evidence on what drives violence against women, the actions we can all take to prevent violence from occurring, and how to design a prevention program.
This new online course is based on recognised industry standards (the Preventing Family Violence and Violence Against Women Capability Framework). It includes a range of interactive activities and evidence-based resources, and provides opportunities for participants to share ideas, ask questions, engage in reflective practice and learn from other participants.

What you’ll learn
  • Participants will gain a foundation understanding of: 
  • The forms, prevalence and impacts of violence against women
  • Factors that drive violence against women
  • Intersectionality and PVAW 
  • Best practice approaches to preventing violence against women
  • How to design, implement and evaluate PVAW initiatives
  • How to consider and embed strategies for worker wellbeing into your practice
Who is this training for?
  • Prevention practitioners who are new to the sector, with less than 12 months of experience, who have a role in the design and implementation of PVAW initiatives.
  • Experienced practitioners who are keen to build their skills and knowledge in prevention program design, implementation, evaluation, communication and advocacy.

What past participants say:
[Prevention in Practice] created a sound foundation for the primary prevention workforce. Feeling I belong to part of the field of practice/expertise is great. [I also liked] the exercises that sparked reflection conversations with other practitioners. It helped develop a shared language and understanding.
Really enjoyed today and appreciated a space to work with other practitioners and share knowledge - a great professional reflection.
I will apply more of an intersectional lens to my work and think about how to make my project more inclusive.

This is a two-day virtual training conducted over four sessions
Day 1
Session 1:10am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 1pm - 3:15pm

Day 2
Session 3: 10am - 12:30pm
Session 4: 1pm - 3:30pm

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Expression of Interest - Prevention in Practice - virtual - Date TBA - 10:00 am - 03:30 pm - 60 $0.00