Rec 209: Implications for Family Violence Practice
|Date:||Thursday, 25 November 2021|
|Organiser:||AASW VIC Branch|
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Topic: Rec 209: Implications for Family Violence Practice
During this session the presenters will be discussing the implications of the Recommendation 209 of the Royal commission into Family Violence report. This is through the lens of family violence practitioners and academics. We will be discussing the implications of the recommendations and the impact on change of practice.
Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence was completed in 2015. The Commission made 227 recommendations to reduce the impact of family violence in our community. The recommendation 209 called for the introduction of mandatory qualifications for specialist family violence practitioners. The recommendation will strengthen the sector and equip Victoria’s specialist family violence practitioners to provide support and responses that are consistently high quality and culturally appropriate. The Victorian Government outlined a 5-year transition period to a mandatory minimum qualification policy beginning July 2021.
From 1 July 2021, a 5-year transition period will begin. During that time, new specialist family violence practitioners employed in a Victorian Government-funded organisation must:
- hold a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification, or
- be working towards meeting the new mandatory minimum qualification policy requirement, via one of the available employment pathways
More information about the program to be announced shortly