Mandatory Minimum Qualification Requirements

Over the next five years, the Victorian Government is setting a new professional standard to help keep people experiencing family violence safer.

A new mandatory minimum qualification policy will apply to specialist family violence practitioners who enter the workforce from 1 July 2021.

During that time, new specialist family violence practitioners employed in a Victorian Government-funded organisation must:

  • hold a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification, or
  • Be working towards meeting the new mandatory minimum qualification policy requirement via one of the available employment pathways.

For relevant specialist family violence roles, applicants are asked to please complete the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications Equivalency Self-Assessment and submit with your application.

The current workforce is exempt from the new requirement. This is in recognition of the specialist skills, practice, deep knowledge, and diverse experience already in the sector.