Workplace training


Our Domestic and Family Violence Training Program provides the tools an organisation needs to Recognise, Respond and Refer those employees experiencing/impacted by domestic and family violence. Through a coordinated approach that integrates all levels of management, human resources, diversity, occupational health and safety, staff and community engagement; your organisation will have in place policies, procedures and the knowledge to manage the epidemic that touches all of us.

Our training is based on key three principles:

Recognise. How to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence in both targets and perpetrators

Respond. Responding appropriately to changes in work performance, behaviours or appearance as well as how to respond to disclosures

Refer. Where to refer people affected by domestic violence and how to encourage seeking help safely


Specialist Training                                              3-hour            Max 25 people

Our ST sessions are customised for specific groups within your organisation (HR, diversity, WHS, security, frontline, supervisors and managers) and are more in-depth than GAT sessions. Your staff will learn the dynamics of domestic violence and the specific impact on the workplace. They will learn to recognise the warning signs and receive concrete strategies on how to respond. This will include how to approach the issue, risk assessments, safety planning, managing privacy and confidentiality and referring to specialist services.


General Awareness Training                              1.5-hour        Max 25 people

Our 1.5-hour sessions are suitable for all staff that have direct reports/fall in a management position. Your staff will learn how to Recognise, Respond and Refer as discussed above, however this session will focus on in-depth skill development of how to respond appropriately to staff changes in work performance or behaviours and also disclosures.


General Awareness Training                              1-hour            Max 25 people

Our GAT sessions are suitable for all workplace groups and are designed to be adaptable as well as flexible to the particular needs of your organisation, audience, venue and time available. Your staff will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic violence in the workplace, what to say as well as what services and resources are available so that they can refer appropriately. These sessions can be co-facilitated with a maximum of 50 people per session.



  • 1 in 3 women in Australia will experience some form of violence in their lifetime. 2/3 of women experiencing domestic violence are employed... not to mention how many perpetrators. Yesterday we had Matt Pronger from our long-term partners, Australia's CEO Challenge, provide our leaders with an insightful and thought provoking session on how to recognise, respond and refer to DFV. I realised that this is an issue that equally affects females and males and I feel privileged to work at a place like MinterEllison where domestic & family violence is seen as very much a workplace issue.

    Sucheta Gorolay

    Sucheta Gorolay

    Organisational Development Consultant at MinterEllison

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