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Professional education

To build relationships with those working directly with older people, Seniors Rights Victoria provides comprehensive and relevant elder abuse professional education sessions focused on service providers, agencies and other organisations.

A session from Seniors Rights Victoria, the key statewide Community Legal Centre dedicated to preventing and responding to elder abuse, will enable your staff to identify incidences of elder abuse and act appropriately.


What we offer

Our standard program, "Recognising and Responding to Elder Abuse", is three hours long and can be delivered in-person throughout Victoria, or online.

The session is a mix of information provision and discussion activities and can be tailored, for an additional fee, to include further content that is relevant for your staff.

Session pricing is dependent on a number of factors; if interested in booking a Seniors Rights Victoria educator, please fill in the expression of interest form found at the bottom of this page.


Included topics and outcomes

Our sessions have been designed based on casework undertaken by Seniors Rights Victoria, and take into account relevant legislation and best practice as informed by collaboration and consultation with external organisations.

Upon completion of a session, your staff will empowered to:

  • Define the relationship between ageing, ageism and elder abuse.
  • Identify the different types of elder abuse and indicators.
  • Integrate ways to work with an older person.
  • Identify who is at risk or being subjected to elder abuse.
  • Respond individually and organisationally to incidences of elder abuse.
  • Work with diverse populations.
  • Be able to seek external support and assistance.


Our educators

Our educators are highly experienced in providing dynamic and interactive training that meets the needs of staff.

All educators have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.


Ongoing support

At the conclusion of the session, each staff member will be given a mini-quiz to complete to assess their understanding of the topic and the application of their learnings.

After the session, participants will have access to free secondary consultations provided through our Helpline. Our experienced case workers will be able to assist staff with information, advice, and support for their client or patient.


Register your expression of interest

Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch within two business days.


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If you would like to discuss elder abuse professional education needs for your organisation, or have any questions please contact Gary Ferguson, Education Coordinator, on (03) 9655 2112 or by email gferguson@seniorsrights.org.au.

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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821.

If it is an emergency, call 000.
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