Course Title: Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0052 Course in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence

Course Title: Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2022 (All)

Course Contact: Kim Monaghan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 2143

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the needs and preferences of victim/survivors who have experienced sexual violence.

This course develops workers’ ability to apply culturally safe, trauma-informed care and practices to facilitate and respond to disclosures of sexual violence. It also requires workers to develop skills to take an intersectional approach to identify victim/survivors’ needs and preferences and support their access to specialist services.

This course applies to frontline health and community service workers and other workers providing services to adults and young people. These workers may not be specialised sexual violence practitioners.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NAT10994001 Develop and apply knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

NAT10994002 Respond to individuals who disclose sexual violence


1 Facilitate a safe environment

2. Establish needs and preferences

3 Facilitate referrals for intervention and specialist support

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • facilitate safe disclosure of sexual violence
  • establish victim/survivors' needs and preferences
  • facilitate referrals for interventions and specialist support. 

You will have:

  • facilitated and responded to the disclosures of sexual violence of two victim/survivors applying trauma-informed care and practice principles
  • engaged in a process of critical reflection on practice.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include knowledge questions, case study analyses and a critical reflection task. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.