Training & Resources

We offer a range of high quality training packages which reflect our position as the only organisation Australia wide specialising in responding to men’s family violence.

Our training packages are designed for a wide range of professionals, including specialist men’s family violence workers and practitioners in the community, family, education and health sectors.

NTV/MRS trainers have extensive experience working directly with men towards meaningful behaviour change.

Graduate Certificate in Social Science – Male Family Violence

The Graduate Certificate study program is a nationally accredited course for existing practitioners wanting to undertake advanced complex and challenging interventions with men who use family violence.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate provides qualification as a level three men’s behaviour change group facilitator. It is also recommended for practitioners undertaking assessments and individual counselling of men, partner contact work and for supervisors of all men’s behaviour change practitioners.

This is currently being reviewed and the next intake for the Graduate Certificate will take place in early 2018.

Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change – 4-day Short Course

This short course is designed as an entry level training package for people wishing to begin working as a specialist men’s family violence practitioner.

The short course provides an understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence and the key principle for intervention. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills required to engage, assess and work with men using family violence.

Completion of the 4-day short course provides recognition as a level one men’s behaviour change group facilitator and is a solid entry point into other practitioner roles.

Working Safely with Men who Use Family Violence – 2-day Short Course

This two-day short course introduces the key principles and strategies for working safely with men who use family violence. It provides a detailed understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence and builds practitioner skills in responding to the challenges and opportunities for working with men towards behaviour change.

The short course covers everything practitioners need to know to be able to identify, assess and work with men using family violence in a safe, respectful and effective way.

The training is ideal for practitioners in a range of settings including the community, family, education and health sectors, who work with men using family violence.

Working safely with fathers who use family violence – 2-day Short Course

This two-day short course introduces the key principles and strategies for working safely with fathers who use family violence. It provides a detailed understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence and builds practitioner skills in responding to the challenges and opportunities for working with fathers in the context of their family relationships and responsibilities.

The short course covers everything practitioners need to know about working with fathers using family violence. It covers key issues that relate specifically to fathers, including men’s behaviours that attack the mother-child bond, impacts of violence on children, gender bias in parenting and in working with families, engaging men, and capitalising on fatherhood as a key motivator for behaviour change.

The training is ideal for practitioners working in Family Services, Child FIRST and Child Protection.

Tailored Training

We can customise training to meet your organisation’s specific needs. Contact our Workforce Development Coordinator to discuss training packages.