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MARAM makes family violence everybody’s business!

Collaborative Practice training is a core element of aligning to the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework. The Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC) offers free MARAM Collaborative Practice training sessions to services in the LGAs of Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Pyrenees and Moorabool.

All prescribed workforces must complete this training as part of organisational MARAM Alignment. To check whether your organisation is prescribed, please see the following link: If you aren’t aware of your responsibilities under the new MARAM Framework, more information is available here:

Why are you required to do this training?

MARAM Collaborative Practice, offered by CHIFVC, is a core module of MARAM training. For information regarding the whole suite of training offered to support alignment to MARAM, please see: You can find a training decision tree and overview of MARAM training modules to help you develop the correct pathway for your staff.

What is this training about?

MARAM Collaborative Practice training focuses on collaborative practice and the foundational aspects of the MARAM Framework that enable collaboration. It explores how to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk management, through respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation.

The training is held ONLINE using Zoom and is split into two parts, which participants must complete in order (Part 1 first, Part 2 second) within the same month. To ensure the training is accessible, we run a morning and/or afternoon session for each part each week, (accessible via Eventbrite).

Where can you register for the training?

You can access our Eventbrite Sessions through the links below:

MARAM Collaborative Practice Training Part One

MARAM Collaborative Practice Training Part Two

Please share this training information with those staff in your organisation and your network who are required to implement MARAM Collaborative Practice as well as anyone who is keen on free professional development. A certificate will be provided upon request.

Thank you very much. For any questions, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC)

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