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Bringing Courage to Family Violence 2 Day Workshop

30th Jul 2019 - 31st Jul 2019
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded the VET Development Centre (VDC) to develop and deliver specific professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors. This training is part of a suite of quality initiatives under Victorian Government’s Building from Strength, the 10 Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response.

Bringing Courage to Family Violence

Family violence is one of the most complex and challenging subjects to teach, train and assess. This 2-day workshop brings the lens of courage, vulnerability and shame to the subject, using the research of Professor Brené Brown. It will provide VET teachers, trainers and assessors with the opportunity to reflect on their own practice by exploring key concepts that have particular relevance to family violence.

Areas of focus:

The session will cover:

  • The importance of values and trust
  • Understanding vulnerability and shame
  • Empathy and self-compassion


Free to Skills First contracted training providers and ACFE funded providers.


The workshops are only for VET teachers, trainers and assessors of Training Providers of Accredited Training with a Skills First contract and Learn Local providers delivering or interested in delivering ‘Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk’. You can check your eligibility here.


All workshops for this program will be held at the VET Development Centre, Level 8, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.


Sue Crock & Julie Loveny are Certified Facilitators of Dare to Lead™, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ programs based on Brené Brown’s research. They are the co-founders of This Working Life, a small facilitation and consultancy practice. Their current work includes contributing to Thrive @ Work, an innovative project with the Future of Work Institute and Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University. 

Both are experienced social workers and educators who have led and implemented multifaceted projects for government, non-government and community-based organisations.
They have taught in the VET sector and higher education. Sue is also currently contributing to the development of resources for DET to support the delivery of ‘Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk’.

Register Here

To register into one of the workshops (sessions), select the number of tickets and enter your details - First Name, Last Name, Email Address. Click the 'Register' button to fill in further information of those attending and to select the workshop date. Once completed you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive this within 10 minutes, please contact us on 1300 917 150 or email


  • Funded Event Registration

    Ticket includes recommended workshop materials, catering, tea and coffee.

    Free Gov. Funded Ticket



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