Training and Events

Workplace Training for Managers and First Responders

If you are seeking training for your organisation’s first responders or managers on how to support staff who experience domestic violence, go to DVFREE Workplace.

Tailored Training Available

We can provide training tailored for your group’s needs. Find out more or contact us with your requirements.

  • One Day Introductory Training: Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence

    One Day Introductory Training: Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence
    From $135.00

    Safety underpins an evidence-based, trauma-informed response to domestic violence victims. Spend a day with Shine to learn more!

    Please note: This is not appropriate training for a workplace response to support employees experiencing domestic violence. Click here for our workplace training.

    This training provides the framework and practice many tertiary educated practitioners are still wanting – a practical, thoughtful combination of ideas, discussion and hands-on practice to address a complex area of work. This training is suitable for people working in social services, health, education or any area that brings you into contact with women, men, children, or families. If you want to know how to respond appropriately and safely when you suspect or find that someone is experiencing domestic violence, this training is for you.

    Topics include:

    • Prevalence and scope of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault
    • Laws that underpin the work and recent/pending changes
    • Domestic violence services locally and nationally
    • Adverse childhood experiences and long-term solutions
    • How to address equity problems and community access
    • Responding to the complexity of risk and safety
    • Practising brief intervention and effective referral

    Shine trainers are experienced educators and practitioners in the field of domestic abuse, which ensures a rich learning experience for attendees.

    All training days are 9am to 4pm.


    Community group staff: $170 (Earlybird $135)
    Other individuals: $235 (Earlybird $195)

    *Earlybird rates are valid for registrations received two weeks prior to the training dates for our 1 Day Trainings, e.g. for a workshop on the 14th, earlybird deadline ends 9am on the 1st of that month).

    **Community group staff fees are available to students and organisations such as charities and NGOs. If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact us.

    Lunch and refreshments provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements when registering. If your dietary requirement is other than the options provided, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free, please email with specifics, and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements.

    Dates in 2020: 
    Wednesday, 4 March
    Wednesday, 6 May 
    Wednesday, 1 July 
    Wednesday, 2 September 

    Shine office
    Ground Floor
    409 New North Rd

    Please arrive in plenty of time to find parking on Bond Street or surrounding streets.

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    Spaces are limited, so register now to book your space.

    Programme enquiries:
    Phone 09 815 4595

    Payment enquiries:
    Phone 09 815 4601

    Refund Policy:

    If the participant withdraws from the course at least ten days before the course, they will receive a refund of the total course fee minus a $20 administrative fee (per person);

    If the participant withdraws from the course within ten days, but before five days of the course, they will receive a 50% refund;

    If the participant withdraws from the course within five days of the course, they will receive no refund of the course fee; however, the participant may nominate a replacement at any time before the course commences.

    Shine will refund all payments made by a participant if the course is cancelled by Shine.

    If you wish to be sent an invoice for payment instead, please contact us.

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