PVAW Leadership Course

Violence against women occurs across the social spectrum and in all cultures.  The Australian Government launched a groundbreaking National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022, and the Victorian Government instituted a Royal Commission into Family Violence and made multiple recommendations to prevent such violence.

Australia is now a global leader in leading strategies to prevent and reduce violence against women, and in 2017 AMES Australia joined other leading organisations to play a part in ending violence against women and children by running this senior level leadership course. This course aims to equip members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities with the knowledge, understanding and skills to lead actions in their communities, workplaces and the nation in violence prevention strategies.

Following the success of the 2017 program, AMES Australia is again seeking socially engaged men and women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to undertake this senior level course aimed at the Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW). Read understandings and actions to prevent violence against women in CALD communities.

What will you learn

Participants in the program will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Understanding the causes of violence against women
  • Applying a primary prevention framework to stop violence before it occurs
  • Using a range of prevention strategies and approaches with CALD communities
  • Successful public speaking and collaboration with the media


Duration: 21 April to 21 June 2018

Sessions will be held on Saturday 21 April (10am-4pm); Thursdays 26 April and 3, 10, 17 & 24 May (3pm-6pm); Saturday 2 June 2018 (10am-4pm) as well as the Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 21 June 2018 (4pm-6pm).

Course Location : The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Program Fee: Free

Criteria: No prior experience essential.  Applicants will be emerging or established leaders in community, professional or other spheres of action who demonstrate their commitment to addressing gender inequality.  Highly desirable is an understanding of the significance of prevention of violence against women. Support for attendance: AMES Australia is willing to discuss a training leave arrangement with your employer upon your request.

Aged: 18+

Application closing date: 2 April 2018

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete an expression of interest application form online.  Applicants who are short listed will be contacted for a half hour interview prior to enrolment. 

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