Types of projects and roles

Read about the types of projects you could be working on and meet some people working in prevention of violence against women. 

Some job titles for prevention practitioners in Victoria are:

  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Preventing Violence Against Women Project Officer
  • Gender Equity Officer 
  • Primary Prevention Specialist
  • Respectful Relationships Officer
  • Equity and Inclusion Officer

Meet some practitioners

Queenie Chung
Prevention Project Officer

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  • Delivering the activities of the Partners in Prevention project, which aims to improve the knowledge and capabilities of Victorian prevention practitioners.
  • Organising professional development opportunities, including webinars, conference and communities of practice; Hosting and facilitating networking events.
  • Writing resources and tools for primary prevention practitioners to use in their own projects.
  • Planning for and implementing project evaluation and collecting data from various sources.

Nisha Liyanage
Health Promotion Officer
Women’s Health in the North

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  • Implementing WHIN’s Free From Violence Workforce Capacity Building Project and Building a Respectful Community 2017-2021, the regional prevention of violence against women strategy
  • Planning and delivering training, including Bystander Training, Prevention of Violence Against Women 101 Training and Gender Equity Training.
  • Developing resources and tools, including the Communications Guidelines for Preventing Violence Against Women which aims to support partner organisations in applying a gender lens to communications.

Shelley Hewson-Munro
Project Manager
HealthWest Partnership

Shelley Hewson-Munro


  • Project planning including research, engaging stakeholders and the community, and creating marketing and communication strategies.
  • Project implementation including recruiting participants, developing and facilitating training, mentoring participants, fostering connections between stakeholders, evaluation, seeking funding through grant applications and partnerships.
  • Completing the project including reporting, organising community events to present learnings, and creating a resource model to ensure work is sustainable.

You could be working on primary prevention projects like these

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Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention is an ongoing project that provides a range of networking and capability building activities to support current and future prevention practitioners.

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Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

[email protected] is a workplace prevention program to address gender inequality and other intersecting forms of inequality which make immigrant and refugee women particularly vulnerable to family violence and other forms of violence against women.

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Working Together with Men
HealthWest Partnership

Working Together with Men worked with men at the grassroots and supported them to co-develop and implement small primary prevention strategies or projects with other men in the communities.

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Carlton Respects
Carlton Football Club

Carlton Respects is a sport-setting based program which aims to educate the football community about gender equality to prevent violence against women.


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