Open Education and Training


Domestic Violence in the ACT Training

We are now offering twice annual one day education sessions on what domestic and family violence is, how you can respond to disclosure and support someone and how DVCS engages with the domestic and family violence landscape in the ACT.  This year the following sessions will be held:

Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Where: Crema Room, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston

Cost: $180 (inc GST, plus booking fee) for all employees of community or not-for-profit organisations or $200 (inc GST, plus booking fee) for all employees of private businesses or government departments

Who: This is suitable to people working within the community sector, legal, medical and allied health professionals, educators and managers/supervisors.

Parking: Free parking is available to participants.  Please park in the East Hotel carpark, entry via Oxley Street (around the corner from East Hotel).

Registration:  This training has now sold out.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email us at  We will release another three sessions in early 2019.


Private Education, Awareness and Training

DVCS provides awareness, education and training in relation to domestic and family violence to the ACT community, including government departments, community groups and organisations, schools and clubs.  

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

What topics do you cover: We can cover one or more of the following topics, who is and what does DVCS do; what is domestic and family violence; how to respond to disclosure; how to support someone experiencing domestic or family violence; and other topics you feel are relevant to your needs.

How long does the session go for:  We can work with the time you have available, however, it would not be possible to cover all the abovementioned topics in half an hour.  We suggest allowing at least 30 minutes per topic.

Where do the sessions take place: You will need to provide a suitable facility within Canberra and with access to a projector.  We provide our own lap top.

When do the sessions take place: We are happy to work with you to select a suitable date on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, or other days as are available. Any sessions outside of regular business hours will attract a higher fee. At at August 2017, we are currently taking bookings for February 2018.

Should I provide refreshments: If your session is three hours or longer in duration we suggest you do provide some form of refreshment, such as morning or afternoon tea.  Water should be provided on tables.

How many people can attend: Ideally we prefer groups to be no larger than 30 people.  We can do multiple sessions if your group is larger than 30 people.  Of course, we are happy to facilitate sessions for groups smaller than 30 people.

What is the cost involved: We do charge for most sessions.  We charge on an hourly basis, plus cost of preparation if the subject you want covered is not a standard subject.  Our fee includes handouts for the participants.  We will advise you of the cost after we receive your request.  Please note any sessions outside of regular business hours will attract a higher fee. 

How much notice do you require: We require at least six weeks notice from the date of your request, but we can’t guarantee we can accommodate your specific date as other organisations may have already booked and we have limited capacity.  As at August 2017, we are currently taking bookings for February 2018.

Qualifitations of Faciliator:  Our facilitator has qualifications in training and assessment.

To lodge your request please complete the form below and we will contact you within 10 business days: 

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