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Sector, research and accreditation bodies

Useful links for professionals, service providers and students.


Australian Institute of Family Studies - Research body for family wellbeing.

Australian Institute of Social Relations - Health and community services training. 

Australian Counselling Association - Registration body for counsellors and psychotherapists. 

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety – Women's safety research.

Families Australia - National peak organisation for Australian families.

Family and Relationship Services Australia - National peak body for family and relationship services.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia – National peak health organisation for individuals and organisations that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

Mediator Standards Board - Responsible for the development of Australian mediator standards and the implementation of the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

No to Violence – The largest peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals who work with men to end family violence.

Our Watch - Driving change in culture, behaviours and attitudes leading to violence against women.

Safe and Equal - The peak body for specialist family violence services that provide support to victim survivors in Victoria. 

Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) - The peak representative body for Victoria's social and community sector, and the state's leading social advocacy organisation.


Disclaimer: The list above provides links for professionals, service providers and students. While every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of the websites RAV links to, we take no responsibility for information contained on websites that are maintained by other organisations. RAV is not endorsing or associated with any of the services listed on this page.

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