Welcome to our Sector: free online training for new workers

Have you recently been joined by new team members? Are you looking to recruit new staff in the near future?

If so, WorkUP Queensland, in consultation with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR), has developed the Welcome to our Sector induction program to upskill new workers.

Delivered online from 13-20 June, this free, three-part series will support new workers to become a powerful driver of change in ending violence against women. It sets workers up to succeed by supporting them to join the dots across a large and complex sector, understanding the context and the principles that underpin our work.

The series evolved from conversations across Queensland, which identified the need for greater opportunities for new workers to connect with each other and increase their understanding of the sector’s purpose, practice, and resources. It equips new workers with the foundational knowledge and connections to get started and supports workers to identify next steps in their learning journey.

The program consists of three two-hour modules:

  1. Purpose
  • Recognise the gender-based nature of violence against women
  • Identify your role in the gendered violence ecosystem
  1. Practice
  • Recognise structures, context, and boundaries within which you will work
  • Identify practice considerations for people with diverse lived experience
  1. Resources
  • Identify directives that guide your work
  • Recognise resources that inform and support your work

We encourage workers at any level, at any stage of their career in the Domestic and Family Violence, Sexual Assault, and Women’s Health and Wellbeing sector across Queensland to participate. Register here to secure your spot.

If you are interested in getting involved in co-delivering the induction program in your community or region, please reach out to Theresa Kellett theresa.kellett@anrows.org.au

Following on from this induction, WorkUP Queensland will be delivering foundation courses that will provide a deeper level of knowledge and skills required for working across the sector. Click here to be involved in consultations for new foundation courses.