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This page lists organisations and individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand that provide training relevant to family violence and sexual violence. Training may be offered in-person or online. Training providers may schedule regular training and/or offer training tailored to your organisation's or community's needs.

We invite any other organisations or individuals providing training relevant to family violence and sexual violence to contact us  if they would like to be added to this list.

Please note that provider listing does not constitute endorsement by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, as we are not able to review the training provided.

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Brainwave - Whakamana i te tamaiti. Brainwave’s vision is that all children in Aotearoa/New Zealand are valued and nurtured in order to reach their full potential. Brainwave provides targeted, culturally responsive programmes, wider education, advocacy and builds partnerships focused on child and adolescent development and wellbeing.

Brainwave offers a range of sessions for kaimahi and professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of tamariki and taiohi development. Drawing from Western science and indigenous knowledge, Brainwave explores how the experiences that tamariki/taiohi have, can impact their oranga, now and into the future. Sessions include a particular focus on the impact of toxic stress, maltreatment and adversity. 

Brainwave also offers a range of educational workshops and wānanga, designed to support parents, whānau and anyone who influences the life of a child. These strengths-based sessions help to reinforce what can make a difference for tamariki/taiohi wellbeing and healthy development.

Brainwave also provides free resources and research articles for whānau and organisations to use to further support the wellbeing of children in Aotearoa.

Contact Brainwave to learn more. Or to enquire about booking a workshop or wānanga for a group you belong to or work with, please contact:

Keywords: child development, infants, tamariki

Careerforce | Te Pūkenga

Careerforce provides work-based learning for the health & wellbeing sectors. Careerforce is a business division of Te Pūkenga.
The New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Level 5) Applied Practice is designed to qualify advanced support workers who work closely and collaboratively to support people and whānau with complex needs

Search for other qualifications

Contact Careerforce for more information

Keywords: care support workers, workforce development

Child Matters

Child Matters provides training for all sectors including professionals, community organisations, families and whānau, on child protection issues. Child Matters provides training from introductory level half-day workshops through to an NZQA accredited one year Child Protection Studies Diploma designed to develop leaders in child protection. See the Child Matters training calendar for upcoming courses.

Child Matters also provides Working Together for Vulnerable Kids, a one day seminars in partnership with Oranga Tamariki throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Find upcoming seminars

Contact Child Matters for more information

Keywords: child abuse, child protection

Disabled people and violence

Debbie Hager, Sue Hobbs and members of the Visable collective are committed to providing disability-led training for the family violence, sexual violence and related sectors. Visable offer interactive training workshops where participants will learn about identifying and responding to abuse against tāngata whaikaha Māori, D/deaf and disabled people and safeguarding adults from abuse. 

Contact Debbie Hager or Sue Hobbs to talk about this learning and organisational change opportunity for your organisation.

Keywords: disabled people, family violence, sexual violence, tāngata whaikaha Māori

eCALD® Services

eCALD® Services is one of the functions of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand.

eCALD's vision is to enhance culturally and linguistically diverse cultural competence by providing courses and resources for the New Zealand health workforce, for better client/patient outcomes and experience.

eCALD offers a range of face-to-face and online courses for both caring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds, as well as for working in culturally diverse workplaces. All courses focus on enhancing learners' CALD cultural competency courses and programmes' cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and practical skills.

The New Zealand publicly funded health and disability workforce are eligible for CALD cultural competency courses and programmes. Find out if you or your organisation meet criteria for free access to courses.

Contact eCALD for more information

Keywords: disability workforce, ethnic communities, health workforce.

ECLIPSE Family Violence Services

ECLIPSE Family Violence Services supports the prevention of family violence  in Aotearoa New Zealand through the Combined Lived Experience Lens©. All ECLIPSE training is developed and delivered by specialist practitioners who have a combination of lived experience of family violence, lived experience of working and navigating family violence practice and systems, and understanding the structural inequity that can exist for our whanau.   ECLIPSE develops and delivers specialist training to maximise whānau safety and wellbeing; enhance workforce capability; increase dignity enhancing practice; and ignite community ownership of family violence.  ECLIPSE offers both in-person and online training, and public and private workshops, anywhere in Aotearoa and beyond.

View ECLIPSE's training calendar

Contact ECLIPSE for more information

Keywords: child protection, coercive control, family violence, risk assessment.

ECPAT Child Alert

ECPAT Child ALERT acts to uphold the fundamental rights for children in Aotearoa New Zealand to be free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. ECPAT Child ALERT offers online safety initiatives, specialist training, research and community education.

Contact ECPAT Child Alert for more information

Empowerment Trust

Empowerment Trust is the NZ Centre of Kidpower International. The Kidpower approach increases protective factors and reduces risk factors for potential victims AND perpetrators of all types of violence (including sexual violence) by providing strategies, awareness, and skills to prevent potentially violent situations from escalating and getting out of control, build healthy relationships, and navigate conflict without aggression.

Empowerment Trust provides trauma-informed training, workshops and webinars for children, teens, adults and parents with a focus on preventing sexual abuse and increasing safety online.

Contact Empowerment Trust for more information or email:

Keywords: child sexual abuse prevention, online safety, working with children, young people and parents

Family Planning

Family Planning provides a range of services including sexual and reproductive health clinical services,  information, education and training and research.

Family Planning provides health promotion and education courses covering all aspects of sexual and reproductive health and relationships for teachers, support staff, guidance counsellors, school nurses, carers, social workers, and others working with young people, as well as education for parents and whānau to support conversations with their young people. Family planning also provides clinical training for nurses, doctors and midwives covering cervical screening, contraception, STIs and general sexual and reproductive health.

Contact Family Planning for more information

Keywords: healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive heatlh, young people

HMA (Hall McMaster & Associates)

HMA is a team of professional human service teachers and practitioners offering blended learning solutions to organisations in the social service sector. The HMA works as trainers, programme developers, supervisors and writers in the area of human service work. Much of their work occurs in the areas of consultation in criminal justice work, social work with men, family violence prevention training programmes, child protection, the interviewing of children experiencing trauma, abuse issues, and psychological assessment and therapy.

Contact HMA about available training

Keywords: child abuse, family violence prevention, working with men

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence is dedicated to building Rainbow communities in Aotearoa New Zealand free of family, partner and sexual violence.  The work is underpinned by an acknowledgment of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the impact of colonisation on understandings of sex, sexuality and gender diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence offers training and cultural supervision for all those supporting Takatāpui and Rainbow survivors. The training is useful for kaimahi working in specialist services, but also policy makers, service managers and everyone interested in understanding more about how family and sexual violence impact us, and what changes can be made to improve the service we receive. You can sign up for a new online training.

Contact Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence about in-person training

Keywords: family violence prevention, Rainbow community, sexual violence prevention, Takatāpui

Liberty Training NZ

Liberty Training provides training packages that bring practical tools, in-depth knowledge, positive attitudinal shifts and healing.

Facilitator Kara Duncan-Hewitt has 30+ years working in the stopping family violence and sexual abuse fields, supporting communities to address family violence and sexual abuse, and utilise their strengths to bring positive change and healing.  Kara is an expert in working within faith and diverse cultural settings, and training specialist family violence sector staff.  Kara has pioneered many initiatives mobilising communities to bring about profound positive change both nationally and internationally and was nominated for an International Award for her work mobilising cultural leaders to stop family violence and sexual abuse in Vanuatu.  Kara brings deep insight into the dynamics of abuse and entrapment, having been liberated from a lived experience of family violence, as well as having worked with thousands of people experiencing and using family violence and sexual abuse. Trained in psychotherapy and theology, a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC), and an ACC registered sexual abuse counsellor. 

Contact Kara Duncan-Hewitt to discuss training packages, keynote addresses, or workshops for your organisation/group/community.

Keywords: community mobilisation, domestic violence intervention,  healing, sexual abuse; trauma, working with culturally diverse, Pacific, Christian and other faith-based communities.

MEDSAC & SAATS Directory

MEDSAC provides training, accreditation, peer support and resources (including publications and online modules) for clinicians providing medical and forensic care to those affected by sexual assault and non-fatal strangulation/suffocation (NFSS). Access to most training is membership based. An Affiliate Member category is available for people who do not work in a SAATS or NFSSAS service but have a particular interest in the delivery of forensic and/or medical services in the area of sexual assault medicine. The SAATS national directory, on the MEDSAC website, provides details regarding the specialist sexual assault medical services (SAATS) located throughout the motu, which offer free services to people of all ages and genders who may have experienced sexual assault.

MEDSAC provides comprehensive training and accreditation programmes for nurses and doctors working in specialist sexual assault medical services (Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services - SAATS) and in the specialist assessment of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation (Non-Fatal Strangulation and Suffocation Assessment Service - NFSSAS) throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The clinicians trained by MEDSAC are the providers of these services.
MEDSAC also provides training for general practice team members on the Recognition and Response to Intimate Partner Violence in addition to an international speaker programme available to all professionals involved in addressing the psychosocial needs of people affected by sexual assault/abuse, NFSS and intimate partner violence.
The MEDSAC website hosts the national directory of specialist sexual assault medical services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Contact MEDSAC for more information

Keywords: health care professionals, intimate partner violence, sexual asault, strangulation, workforce development

Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu

Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu provides ethnic-specific workforce training for practitioners working with Pacific communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is an initiative of The Cause Collective that works with Pacific ethnic communities and the Ministry of Social Development to provide workforce training informed by Nga Vaka Conceptual Frameworks developed by Pasefika Proud. Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu provides general Pacific and ethnic specific programmes for eight Pacific communities (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu) living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This free workforce training programme builds the capability of Pacific family violence practitioners and service providers.  Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu's goal is to strengthen practitioner confidence, practice and provision of culturally safe support for Pacific families impacted by family violence.

Participants must complete the online introductory programme before registering for the ethnic-specific face-to-face workshops.

Professional development training and community and church training are also available.

Contact the Cause Collective for more information

Keywords: family violence prevention, Pacific, workforce development

Rape Prevention Education (RPE) | Whakatu Mauri Trust

RPE aims to work in relationship with tangata whenua to develop partnerships and evidence-based prevention activities in community, education, health promotion, research and advocacy to effectively promote respectful relationships and eliminate perpetration and experience of sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

RPE provides professional development workshops. RPE also delivers BodySafe | Tiaki Tinana, an education programme to young people in secondary schools and other youth spaces.

Contact RPE for more information

Keywords: respectful relationships, sexual violence prevention, young people

Response Based Practice Aotearoa

RBPAotearoa provides training & education to social service professionals with workshops, presentations and clinical supervision for professional development.

Mana-Informed Response Based Practice is Indigenous centred, systemic and rooted in social justice. It finds meaning in social interactions and the way people use or respond to all forms of violence, both seen and unseen. It honours the sacred fire that burns within, the spiritual power and desire for wholeness, connection and healing.

Donny Riki at RBPAotearoa is a global associate of the Centre for Response Based Practice based in Vancouver, Canada.

Contact RBPAotearoa for more information

Keywords: indigenous-centred, family violence, response-based practice

Rob Veale Ltd

Rob Veale Ltd provides a range of training, strategy, policy and practical advice for agencies and communities, across all sectors seeking to improve responses to family violence. Rob Veale is an expert specialising in enhancing safety through providing family violence and general violence reduction consultancy advice to government agencies, local government, social service providers, healthcare professionals and community groups. You can find details for training and workshops on the website.

View Rob Veale's training calendar

Contact Rob Veale for more information

Keywords: intimate partner violence, risk assessment, safety planning, strangulation & IPV as a public health issue, understanding family violence theory and practice. 

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children is a leading provider of safeguarding and child protection training, offering consultancy services throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Safeguarding Children delivers face to face and online seminars and webinarsrecorded webinars and eLearning courses.

View Safeguarding Children's training calendar

Contact Safeguarding Children for more information

Keywords: child abuse prevention, child protection, information sharing


Shine RESPOND's family violence response training programme includes a range of specialist training options and is developed specifically for community professionals, family violence practitioners, and social agencies. Shine RESPOND training programmes are aligned with Te Aorerekura: National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence, and are delivered in an engaging, interactive and practical way by leading professional facilitators.

If you are looking for workplace training options - training your key staff to support your employees who experience domestic violence, or training staff to respond to customers experiencing domestic violence, go to Shine's DVFREE website or contact the DVFREE team.

Contact Shine RESPOND for more information about DVFREE workplace training or community professionals training

Keywords: community based domestic violence training, government agency domestic violence training, practitioner training, workplace training.

Social Service Providers Te Pai Ora o Aotearoa (SSPA)

SSPA is a membership organisation for Aotearoa New Zealand's community-based social service sector.

SSPA provides learining & development offers to support SSPA members, and other community-based social service sector kaimahi to strengthen their practice, grow their capability, and nurture their hauora, as well as remain up-to-date with key developments in the sector.  Workshop, programme, training, forum, and presentation opportunities are offered in-person and online for kaimahi, leaders, and work teams on areas relevant to the social services sector, including trauma-informed practice, cultural capability and wellbeing, child safeguarding, kaimahi hauora, and a range of other kaupapa to be responsive to the learning and development needs of social services kaimahi.

SSPA is also the host of Whakamanawa – The National Social Services Conference, hosted annually in different locations around Aotearoa New Zealand.

SSPA members and non-members may be charged different rates for learning & development offers.  
Bespoke learning & development offers can be tailored for groups on request. SSPA welcomes membership applications throughout the year.

Contact SSPA for more information

Keywords: child protection, cultural capability, health & wellbeing, kaimahi hauora, social services, trauma-informed practice

Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support

Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support's vision:  A society free from sexual harm and violence.  Purpose: Providing education and prevention to people, whanau and communities.  Supporting all people impacted by sexual harm to live their best life through healing. 

Tautoko Mai training provides information and education to groups about sexual harm: the impacts, effects, and strategies to prevent it occurring. Tautoko Mai is a partner agency with the Safe and Together Institute. Safe and Together is a domestic violence informed approach to child protection practice. Tautoko Mai has trainers across Aotearoa New Zealand who can provide training in the Safe and Together model of practice: options include 1 hour overview, 1 day introduction to the model and a 4 day training workshop.

Contact Tautoko Mai for more information

Keywords: child protection, self-care, sexual violence prevention

Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa | Indigenous Education & Training

Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa is an indigenous education authority dedicated to knowledge systems, beliefs and values that originate from Te Ao Māori. Te Korowai has created Te Aratiatia which is their Indigenous Qualifications Framework endorsed by whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori.

Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa provides workforce development opportunities for iwi, government departments, and businesses to train staff in best practice, protocol and approach when working with whānau, hapū and iwi.

Contact Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa for more information

Keywords: indigenous-centred, kaupapa Māori, workforce development

Te Pou

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.
Te Pou offers a range of e-learning opportunities for the mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations.

Contact Te Pou for more information

Keywords: addition services, disability services, mental healh services, workforce development

Te Rau Matatau / Te Rau Ora

Te Rau Matatau is a centre of excellence in Māori education and training that offers a range of Hauora (health and social care) programmes.  Te Rau Matatau is an NZQA accredited Private Training Establishment offering industry-recognised qualifications through a kaupapa Māori lens within Te Rau Ora

What you can study with Te Rau Matatau

Contact Te Rau Matatau for more information

Keywords: health services, kaupapa Māori, workforce development


TouchStone's ‘Training that returns you to your why’ is not clinical family violence training, it incorporates lived experience with training skills, knowledge, education and expertise. Connecting with participants, Professionals and Practitioners, presenting information with emotion through an interactive training experience. TouchStone offers one-day entry level training and 2/3 day training sessions.

Contact TouchStone for more information

Keywords: family violence


Whāraurau delivers national training and workforce development initiatives for the Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs (ICAMH/AOD) sector.

Whāraurau provides Trauma-informed care eLearning courses and many other professional development opportunities for the infant, child and youth mental health and addictions workforce in-person and online.

View Whāraurau's upcoming events

Contact Whāraurau for more information

Keywords: children, infants, mental health, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, workforce development, young people

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Please contact us if you would like your family violence and/or sexual violence relevant training added to this page, or if your current listing needs updating. Listing on this page is at the discretion of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse management team. Please note that provider listing does not constitute endorsement by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, as we are not able to review the training provided.

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