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Building the Pool of Qualified Trainers Experienced in the Prevention of Violence Against Women

GEN VIC TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Scholarship Program

GEN VIC is offering scholarships to eligible women’s health service prevention of violence against women and gender equity practitioners to complete the current TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or to update pre-existing training and assessment qualifications that will be superseded by 1 July 2019.

The Scholarship Program responds to an urgent need to meet the upcoming demand for qualified prevention of violence against women (PVAW) trainers to deliver vocational education courses in PVAW, gender equity and responding to family violence and other forms of violence against women. It aims to increase the number of prevention of violence against women practitioners in rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria who can deliver and assess accredited vocational units of study.

Practitioners who receive scholarships will:

  • complete the Certificate IV TAE40116 with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) at a location of their choice. Through this project scholarship scheme there are also some fee exemptions (i.e. reduced enrolment fees) available only for WHS PVAW practitioners enrolling at TAFEs
  • attend a series of community of practice sessions (face-to-face and webinar) designed to assist in the completion of the Certificate, and the development of the specific PVAW training skills of practitioners and
  • commit to delivering accredited PVAW and gender equity training units in the future which will be offered by RTOs from the end of 2019.

Scholarships range from $500 – $2,000 to assist participation in the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Eligible practitioners in scope for the scholarship program include:

  • Women’s health services prevention of violence against women and gender equity practitioners living in Victoria and
  • Prevention of violence against women and gender equity practitioner consultants living in Victoria who regularly work with women’s health services (a letter of support must be provided by the women’s health service in order for your application to be considered. The support letter should describe your practitioner skills and work commitment to undertaking PVAW and/or gender equity practice and training delivery).

GEN VIC is currently receiving Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from women’s health service prevention of violence against women and gender equity practitioners that wish to take part in GEN VIC TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Scholarship Program. 

Criteria used to determine suitability of candidates will include:

  • Experience as a PVAW and gender equity practitioner and trainer
  • Geographical location
  • Commitment from the candidate to complete the TAE40116 and to go on to contribute to the delivery of accredited PVAW and Gender Equity units
  • Background of the candidate that may assist in the delivery of PVAW content through an intersectional lens and
  • Capacity to commit to participate in the Training Community of Practice.

Read GEN VIC’s TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment fact sheet for more information.

Find out where the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is offered, tuition costs and intake periods at Victorian TAFEs (as notified on Victorian Skills Gateway, November 2018).

A limited number of scholarships are available. We encourage you to submit your EOI soon to be considered.

Submit EOI

For any further information about the EOI process, please contact Jacinta Masters, GEN VIC Manager, at genvic@genvic.org.au

GEN VIC’s scholarship program is funded by the Victorian Government.