Training

CISVic Member Training (NEW and UPDATED)

COVID-19 has meant that we need to look differently at how training is delivered to our members. CISVic has some online training opportunities that we have made available to our members for free, and we encourage you all to make the most of this convenient and accessible service delivery. 

Step 1. Look through the training below to better inform your selection. 

Step 2. Either complete the online registration form or click directly to the other non-CISVic training on offer.

Step 3. Please wait for us to send through further information about accessing the training. 

CISVic 2022 Training and Network Calendar (now available)
 

Virtual VITALS 

These monthly VITAL sessions for community support workers are an opportunity for volunteers and students to jump online and learn about different approaches to supporting clients, services and supports available to clients. 

All sessions commence at 10 am and range in length from an hour to an hour and a half

Date  Topic  To Register
Wed 3 Feb  Reducing the uptake of payday lenders  Click here 
Wed 2 March  Understanding the role of Financial Counsellors Click here 
Tue 5 April  The basics of supporting people experiencing energy hardship Click here
Wed 4 May  The basics of supporting people experiencing energy hardship Click here
Tue 7 June  Problematic alcohol & drug use - supports for family, friends and users Click here 
Wed 13 July  Support for single mothers  Click here
Thur 4 Aug     
Thur 6 Sep    
Thur 6 Oct     
Thur 10 Nov    

 

CISVic Online Training 

Online Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training 

CISVic has invested in some online Cultural Awareness training and provides it free to our member agency staff and volunteers. An excellent opportunity to become culturally aware and competent when working and engaging with Indigenous Australians.

The online training will give you:

  • A deeper understanding of Indigenous culture and how it impacts your workplace, community and your approach as a volunteer, employee or organisation, 
  • Key skills and knowledge on how to engage Indigenous individuals in the workplace and how to communicate with Indigenous community members; and 
  • The ability to identify cultural gaps and the knowledge on how to influence and contribute to Indigenous reconciliation in the workplace and the wider community.

Click HERE to register and access the training. 

Please note that you will receive an email with a link to this training. You will not receive this automatically, you will receive this up to one business day from the time of first registering. 

(Recorded Webinar) Working with Interpreter Training 

CISVic's interpreter training has moved online. This recorded webinar provides participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully communicate with clients using interpreters.

In this training, you will be provided with: 

  • An understanding of the importance of interpreters and how to access them,
  • Information about the different language services,
  • Skills to ensure that an interview with an interpreter runs smoothly; and
  • Ways of responding if the interview doesn’t seem to be going well.

Click HERE to register and access the training. 
Please note that you will receive an email with a link to this training. You will not receive this automatically, you will receive this up to one business day from the time of first registering. 

(Recorded Webinar) CISVic's Online Portal training 

This 40-minute training video on how to use the CISVic Portal, a database used by CISVic Emergency Relief Consortia agencies, is a detailed step by step guide on the basics. The CISVic Portal is more than just a register or way to collect data for reporting purposes; it is a tool that can help us in providing holistic support to those accessing services.  

Click HERE to register and access the training. 
Please note that you will receive an email with a link to this training. You will not receive this automatically, you will receive this up to one business day from the time of first registering. 

 

Other Free Online Training 

COVID-19 Infection Control 

This free online training course is recommended for all staff and volunteers at CISVic member agencies.
The Department of Health has partnered with Aspen Medical, who have developed this online COVID-19 training.
The training covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control of COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more.
Please note that you will receive an email with a link to this training. You will not receive this automatically, you will receive this up to one business day from the time of first registering. 

DoFoodSafely 

This free online training course is recommended for staff and volunteers at agencies that provide fresh and non-perishable food items. 
DoFoodSafely is a free, non-accredited, online learning program provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and proudly supported by Queensland Health and South Australia Health.
DoFoodSafely is designed to enable you to understand how to safely work with and handle food in commercial settings. 

Click HERE to read more. 
Please note that you will receive an email with a link to this training. You will not receive this automatically, you will receive this up to one business day from the time of first registering. 

Suicide Safety Training

Free one-hour suicide safety course, providing safety around someone who may be thinking about suicide as an option. Click HERE to register.

Family Violence Training

  • Safe and Equal, Family Violence Foundations training - a free online learning package to build knowledge around preventing, identifying and responding to family violence. Click HERE.
  • AVERT Family Violence - an innovative, multi-disciplinary free online training package responding effectively to family violence. Designed for workers at all levels within the community services, health, family law and human services sectors. The training provides sound and practical information for responding appropriately and promoting safety for all involved. Click here.
  • DV-alert - Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) is a free online national training program designed for health, allied health, educational, childcare, and community support frontline workers. Click here.