Training

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

In response to the increasing demand for men’s behaviour change practitioners in Victoria, NTV/MRS will be delivering a number of Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change short courses throughout Victoria in 2017-18.

The short course aims to introduce those already working in or wishing to work in the men’s behaviour change field, to the specialised work of men’s behaviour change programs. The course will provide the fundamental knowledge and skills for family violence practitioners to commence working as a men’s behaviour change practitioner.

The 4-day short course will be delivered in the following locations:

Location Date
1 South East Metropolitan Melbourne June 5th to 8th, 2017
2 Shepparton June 26th to 29th, 2017
3 Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne July 10th to 13th, 2017
4 Stawell July 31st to August 3rd, 2017
5 Northern Metropolitan Melbourne August 21st to 24th, 2017
6 Gippsland September 11th to 14th, 2017
7 Mildura October 16th to 19th, 2017
8 Geelong November 13th to 16th, 2017
9 Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne February 19th to 22nd, 2018
10 Southern East Metropolitan Melbourne March 19th to 22nd, 2018
11 Northern Metropolitan Melbourne April 16th to 19th, 2018

About the Short Course

This 4-day short course is designed as an introductory training package for new men’s behaviour change practitioners.

The short course provides a detailed understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence and the key principles for working with men towards behaviour change. 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, combined with observation of 4 MBC sessions, will provide NTV/MRS recognition as a level one Men’s Behaviour Change group facilitator and provide a solid entry point into other practitioner roles.

Who is the training for?

The short course is ideal for the following people:

  • Community services workers who are interested in becoming a Men’s Behaviour Change practitioner
  • Existing Men’s Behaviour Change practitioners who are new to the sector and who wish to consolidate their knowledge and skills

What are the learning outcomes?

  • A detailed understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence
  • An understanding of the work of Men’s Behaviour Change programs
  • A detailed understanding of the key principles for working with men towards behaviour change
  • Development of group work and individual skills in working with men who use family violence
  • Capacity to begin working in Men’s Behaviour Change programs as a level 1 group facilitator (participants are also required to observe a minimum of 4 MBC sessions)

How do I register?

Places are limited. Please follow the Eventbrite links below to register:

  1. 4-day Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change: Gippsland
  2. 4-day Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change: Mildura
  3. 4-day Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change: Geelong

Applications for subsequent courses will open later in the year.

Please note: Places are limited to 25 participants per training session and priority will be given to practitioners connected with the Men’s Behaviour Change programs in each region.

Places will be allocated by NTV/MRS in consideration of the needs of each region and the wider men’s family violence sector in Victoria and interstate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Perry (michellep@ntv.org.au) and we will respond to your enquiry within 5-10 business days.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for Victorian based practitioners.

Some places are available to interstate practitioners on a fee for service basis at a cost of $760 for the four days of training.

Further Information – contact Michelle Perry (michellep@ntv.org.au)

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 working in Family Services, Child FIRST and Child Protection.

How do I register?

Places are limited. Please follow the Eventbrite links below to register:

  1. Register here for the Melbourne course – Cost: $500 plus GST
  2. Register here for the Ballarat course – Cost: $600 plus GST

Further Information – contact Michelle Perry (michellep@ntv.org.au)

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.

Tailored Training

We can customise training to meet your organisation’s specific needs. Contact our Workforce Development Manager, Michelle Perry (michellep@ntv.org.au), to discuss training packages.