CHCDFV001 - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

    Unit code: CHCDFV001 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond to the needs of clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, including responding to immediate intervention and support needs.  This unit applies to health and community service workers providing services according to established organisation procedures. These workers may not be specialised family violence workers.

    The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

    • identified and responded to the needs of at least 3 clients affected by domestic and family violence, according to legal and ethical requirements, and;
    • used the following interpersonal skills with clients: questioning; active listening; rapport building.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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