Prevention in Practice - Virtual


This course will be delivered online in 4 x two-and-a-half hour sessions over two days.

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


Getting started in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) 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 will you learn:  

  • Understand the evidence base for violence against women: including prevalence and drivers
  • How to design and implement effective and sustainable prevention programs
  • How to apply an intersectional lens to prevention work
  • Building effective prevention strategies – what is best practice and how to apply it in other projects
  • How to monitor and evaluate programs effectively
  • Advocating for policy reform in the prevention sector
  • Managing resistance and backlash when undertaking this work
  • Role of individuals and organisations in addressing change in prevention

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 and evaluation.

Dates, times and cost:

  • 14 & 21 September
  • 16 & 17 November

Session 1 & 3: 10am - 12:30pm
Session 2 & 4: 1:30pm - 4pm
Note: Participants must attend ALL sessions on both days.

Cost: $365
We offer a discount for not-for-profit organisations for this course. Please contact us at [email protected] before registering to see if your organisation is eligible. 

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.

Instructions to register online:

  1. Find a training you wish to attend below and click the ‘enrol’ button.
  2. Input your given name, family name and email address and click ‘create’.
  3. If you’ve registered with us before with the same email address, you will have an existing account. A notice will appear letting you know an existing record has been found and an email will be sent to your email address titled ‘Incomplete Online Booking’.
  4. Open the email and click on the second link provided. This will take you back to the registration page to resume your registration.
  5. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and an invitation to join the course in Canvas, our Learning Management System.
Important: The training is delivered exclusively in Canvas, we strongly advise participants to set up their Canvas account as soon as they receive their invitation by email, and to make a note of their login details. 

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Prevention in Practice - Virtual - 20 & 27 October 2021 20 & 27 October 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Online 16 $365.00
Prevention in Practice - Virtual - 16 &17 November 2021 16 & 17 November 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Online 12 $365.00
Expression of Interest - Prevention in Practice - virtual - Date TBA - 10:00 am - 03:30 pm - 50 $0.00