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This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct trauma-informed investigations effectively.

Trauma can have a profound impact on individuals and communities, and it is crucial for investigators to approach their work with sensitivity, empathy, and a deep understanding of trauma responses.

This one-day workshop will cover a wide range of topics related to trauma-informed investigations and will delve into understanding the intricacies of social, cultural, and religious differences that can profoundly influence trauma responses in investigations.

The course is best suited to those who are already familiar with investigations practice, and who have a basic understanding of trauma.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this short course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise trauma responses in self, investigation parties and colleagues
  • Become familiar with social, cultural and religious differences that may affect trauma responses.
  • Consider historical, cultural and community trauma and its impacts on individuals within an investigation
  • Assess own capacity to manage trauma issues in an investigation process
  • Be aware of and apply strategies for own trauma within investigations
  • Reflect on investigation practice, in consultation with others to identify areas for improved trauma informed process
  • Implement self care practices including debriefing, peer support and any others
  • Apply the key principles and practices of trauma informed investigations
  • Balance competing principles to make procedurally fair, trauma-informed decisions
  • Adapt communication and collaborate with parties to promote safety, trust, choice and control
  • Empathically and sensitively acknowledge and respond to disclosures
  • Understand and explain privacy, anonymity and reporting obligations to parties

Course Overview

Duration: One day 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM AEDT

Delivery Mode: In person or virtual workshop


Course Fees

Public classes: $850 plus GST per student

Private classes: $3,800 plus GST per day (class sizes from 4-15 learners)

Course Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 or more years old
  • Must have obtained an academic level of Year 12 or above or equivalent
  • Must meet course prerequisites and the requirements of our enrolment process

Public Training Dates

  • 12 February 2024
  • 17 May 2024
  • 17 July 2024
  • 3 September 2024
  • 7 November 2024

An important note: during 2024, all public courses will be delivered online using Zoom

Once we know a course that suits you has sufficient enrolment numbers to go ahead, we’ll provide you with the details for your final confirmation.  You won’t receive an invoice until this happens.

If you would like a private course for 4 or more learners, these can be run in person or online. Please contact us directly to talk about your needs. 

More Information

Please contact us for more information about Trauma Informed Investigations.