Two courses added to program

Alyssa Fritzlaff

Free TAFE courses have been added to help Victorians identify and respond to domestic violence and gender inequality.

From 2022 two new courses will be added to the state government’s Free TAFE program.

Minister for Training and Skills Minister Gayle Tierney last week announced the new courses, which meet key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence

The two courses on offer are Course in Gender Equity and Identifying and Responding to Family Violence.

“We’re making TAFE and training more accessible to ensure Victorians have the skills they
need – these courses are particularly important in strengthening gender equity and preventing family violence,” Ms Tierney said.

The Course in Gender Equity will give workers the tools to promote gender equity in their workplaces and understand Victorian legislation, while the Course in Gender Equity and Identifying and Responding to Family Violence is designed to upskill community services workers, provide risk management and referral skills.

‘’These new courses will be vital in supporting efforts to promote gender equality in all settings, driving the cultural change that will help us to achieve a Victoria free from violence,” Women and Prevention of Family Violence Minister Gabrielle Williams said.

These courses are part of a further seven that will be offered for free in 2022, including veterinary nursing and tourism, aimed at boosting the Victorian economy and catering to in demand skills.

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