Course Title: Recognise and respond to domestic and family violence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4240

Course Title: Recognise and respond to domestic and family violence

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Lauren Weaver

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4622

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is concerned with identifying and responding to domestic violence during professional contact with clients. It requires a knowledge and understanding of domestic and family violence and an awareness of its effects together with an ability to promote confidence whilst responding appropriately, including providing relevant and timely information and referral.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 No pre-requisite is required for this unit of competency, however this unit is part of an Industry based program, offered to trainee Court Registrars.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDFV1B Recognise and respond to domestic and family violence


1. Work within a domestic violence framework

2. Promote confidence with clients affected by domestic violence

3. Identify client needs

4. Respond to client needs

Learning Outcomes

 See Elements.

Overview of Assessment

 Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including one or more of the following: written test, open book exam, case studies, class presentation, group project, role play scenarios, practical demonstrations, observations, reports, quizzes, and fieldwork assignments.