eLearning on disability, domestic violence and sexual assault

In 2013, concern about levels of violence against women with disabilities and recognition of the enormous barriers to leaving a violent relationship, prompted the ACT Disability and Community Services Commissioner to convene a working group including Women With Disabilities ACT, the Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Service (DVCS), the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) and the Victims of Crime Commissioner. Training in disability awareness was delivered for workers at the DVCS and CRCC in 2015.

Recognising the need to upskill crisis workers in disability awareness and also to upskill disability workers in Domestic and Family Violence awareness as well as in Sexual Assault support, interactive eLearning modules were developed. They are available on the ACT Human Rights Commission website for access at any time. 

  • Disability Awareness for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Workers
  • Sexual Assault Education for the Disability Sector
  • Domestic Violence Awareness for the Disability Sector

These three eLearning packages were officially launched in December 2017 by the Victims of Crime Commissioner, John Hinchey.


Further information

Community Services Directorate website:

1800Respect - National Sexual Assault and Family Violence Counselling Service

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre