Domestic Family Violence
Skills Development Strategy – developing a strong, skilled and capable workforce
About the Skills Development Strategy
The Skills Development Strategy is a partnership between the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and TAFE NSW to provide education and training for frontline workers who deal with victims of domestic and family violence in NSW.
The strategy aims to:
Provide information sessions that directly support the implementation of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Framework for Reform, It Stops Here: Standing together to end domestic and family violence in NSW (‘It Stops Here’) and strengthen the skills base of the industry by offering DFV workers training to build on their existing knowledge and skills.
It will offer workers new qualifications and provide opportunities to enhance the knowledge and skills of frontline workers, ensuring the successful implementation of the NSW Government’s ‘It Stops Here’ reforms.
The Strategy includes skills development for remote and regional workers, who are likely to have had restricted access to training in the past, and includes strategies to build the capacity of the non-government workforce to service sub populations who have specific needs such as people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, aboriginal people, people with a disability and the LGBTI community.
The information sessions supporting the It Stops Here reforms will be delivered in conjunction with the phased implementation of the new referral pathways service delivery model across the state over the next few years.