|Family Violence Workforce Census
The census is a critical part of our planning, and represents a landmark opportunity for the voices of the workforce to be heard. It will help provide a comprehensive understanding of the workforces that prevent and respond to family violence in Victoria.
Strong participation in the census will help government to address the industry planning challenges highlighted by the Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended the development of a 10-Year Family Violence Industry Plan, in recognition of the vitally important role that workers from across a range of sectors have in responding to family violence and preventing it from occurring in the first place. The Industry Plan will provide a systematic approach to workforce planning and development, and will address issues of workforce capability, diversity of the workforce, health and wellbeing, remuneration and career pathways.
The census is for all workforces that intersect with family violence, including the specialist family violence sector, primary prevention sector, and workforces across health, education, justice and community sectors.
The census has two important elements:
· a voluntary employee survey intended for all workforces who intersect with family violence
· a payroll data extract from selected organisations within the family violence system.
The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, and will collect no personal identifiers such as name, date of birth etc.
The census has been designed in close consultation with stakeholders including peak bodies, unions, professional associations, service providers and practitioners.
Further information can be found on our website here.