ECAV has been working with Aboriginal Communities since 1985. During this time the organisation has developed rapport and trust resulting in a high profile amongst key Aboriginal people. ECAV is committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of services to Aboriginal people whose lives have been affected by sexual assault, family violence and child abuse. This is achieved by providing statewide specialised training, consultancy, clinical supervision, policy advice and resource development for NSW Aboriginal Health workers and their Aboriginal colleagues, community members and non-Aboriginal frontline workers.


The Aboriginal team at ECAV is made up of 4 permanent full time staff and 18 Aboriginal contract educators.  

ECAV Aboriginal staff and contractors are responsible for delivering a total of 17 separate courses, including a range of community development programs such as Strong Aboriginal Women (SAW), Strong Aboriginal Men (SAM) and Weaving The Net (WTN) courses for non-Aboriginal front line service providers and managers and programs targeted directly to Aboriginal workers and community members including the following three qualifications.

  1. 10619NAT Certificate IV in Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Work, for Aboriginal workers and community members in a voluntary capacity
  2. 10634NAT Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal Specialist Trauma Counselling, for Aboriginal workers and community members in a voluntary capacity
  3. The Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services (Trauma Stream) co delivered with Sydney University and leading into the Masters of Social Work (Qualifier), a two year HECS funded program.


Evaluation reports of the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence, Aboriginal Qualifications are available here.

The summary report provides an overview of findings of the evaluation of the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence Aboriginal Qualifications Pathway. A comprehensive description of evaluation methods, findings and implications can be found in the main report. A shorter summary of the main report is provided in the community report.

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