Training and Events

Workplace Training for Managers and First Responders

If you are seeking training for your organisation’s first responders or managers on how to support staff who experience domestic violence, go to DVFREE Workplace.

Tailored Training Available

We can provide training tailored for your group’s needs. Find out more or contact us with your requirements.

  • One Day Introductory Training: Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence

    One Day Introductory Training: Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence
    From $135.00

    Safety underpins an evidence-based, trauma-informed response to domestic violence victims. Spend a day with Shine to learn more!

    IMPORTANT: Please be advised that due to COVID-19 we have had to change the dates for our Two Day Advanced Trainings. We have reconfigured our schedule so that these trainings continue directly on from the One Day Introductory Trainings. 

    Please note: This is not appropriate training for a workplace response to support employees experiencing domestic violence. Click here for our workplace training.

    This training provides the framework and practice many tertiary educated practitioners are still wanting – a practical, thoughtful combination of ideas, discussion and hands-on practice to address a complex area of work. This training is suitable for people working in social services, health, education or any area that brings you into contact with women, men, children, or families. If you want to know how to respond appropriately and safely when you suspect or find that someone is experiencing domestic violence, this training is for you.

    Topics include:

    • Prevalence and scope of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault
    • Laws that underpin the work and recent/pending changes
    • Domestic violence services locally and nationally
    • Adverse childhood experiences and long-term solutions
    • How to address equity problems and community access
    • Responding to the complexity of risk and safety
    • Practising brief intervention and effective referral

    Shine trainers are experienced educators and practitioners in the field of domestic abuse, which ensures a rich learning experience for attendees.

    All training days are 9am to 4pm.


    Community group staff: $170 (Earlybird $135)
    Other individuals: $235 (Earlybird $195)

    *Earlybird rates are valid for registrations received two weeks prior to the training dates for our 1 Day Trainings, e.g. for a workshop on the 14th, earlybird deadline ends 9am on the 1st of that month).

    **Community group staff fees are available to students and organisations such as charities and NGOs. If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact us.

    If you wish to be sent an invoice for payment instead, please contact us.

    Lunch and refreshments provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements when registering. If your dietary requirement is other than the options provided, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free, please email with specifics, and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements.

    Dates in 2020: 
    Wednesday, 1 July 
    Wednesday, 2 September 

    Shine office
    Ground Floor
    409 New North Rd

    Please arrive in plenty of time to find parking on Bond Street or surrounding streets.

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    Spaces are limited, so register now to book your space.

    Programme and payment enquiries:
    Phone 09 815 4595

    Refund Policy:

    • 10 WORKING DAYS OR MORE or more prior to course date: you are eligible for a full refund of payment minus $20 admin fee, or you may reschedule at no additional charge
    • 3-6 WORKING DAYS prior to course date: you are eligible for a refund of 50% of your training fee, or you may reschedule to a later date at no additional charge
    • 3 WORKING DAYS OR LESS prior to course date: No refunds, however you may reschedule to a later training date for an additional fee of 50% of your training fee
    • If the course you register for is cancelled by Shine, you may elect to have your payment refunded or reschedule to a later training date.

    In order to request a refund or to reschedule your training date, please email

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