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Online Course - ‘Award in Gender-Based Violence Support for HR Professionals’

‘The Award in Gender-Based Violence Support for HR Professionals’ is an online accredited programme by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education, with 2 ECTS credits at EQF/MQF Level 5 divided into two modules: 

  • The first module focuses on obtaining an understanding of the issues existent in gender-based violence, explored from the perspectives of those involved: the victims/survivors, the perpetrators and the children (in cases of domestic violence), including an overview of barriers that are faced, and the issue of intersectionality.
  • The second module then focuses on how Human Resources’ personnel can provide support.  It will present an analysis of the legislation and discussion about the services available, as well as the importance of company policies and practicalities in relation to Human Resources.  The need for a change in mentality and work culture is also considered.

This award includes various guests from the field of gender-based violence and human resources who impart their specialized knowledge and talk about their practical experiences.  

Who can register for the course? 

HR professionals, who are required to provide at the registration stage:

  • ​ Details of HR experience
  • Highest academic qualifications
  • CV

How to register? 

Access this page: https://learning.vso.org.mt/

  • Click on the ‘Online course’ menu tab
  • Press the registration link
  • Fill in the application form completely
  • Course administrator will review the application and will set-up an account to the e-learning platform for the Student.

How is the course structured?

The programme is structured over 2 Core Modules and each module will be delivered over a period of 2 weeks + 1 extra study week. The whole programme is covered over a 6 weeks period.
Each module includes a number of different learning elements such as:

  • Audiovisual presentations (5 hours of video presentations by the
  • tutor per module)
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Reading materials
  • Podcasts
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Self-assessment test

Who is the tutor on the course? 

Dr. Marceline Naudi(B.A.,M.A.(Bradford),Ph.D.(Manchester))
Dr Naudi holds a first degree from University of Malta (1980), a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from University of Bradford (U.K.) (1990) and a Doctorate from Manchester University (2004). Dr. Naudi is a social worker by profession, her practice including work with persons with mental health support needs and survivors of domestic violence, amongst others. She is Head of the Department of Gender Studies and contributes to teaching and supervision of student research within several other University Departments on gender issues, violence against women and other anti-oppressive issues. Dr. Naudi has contributed to research and reports for several EU projects and Institutions, she is Regional Editor of the Journal on Gender Based Violence, and is currently co-editing a special issue. Dr. Naudi is active in the issues of gender equality and violence against women, as well as wider human rights issues and has represented Malta on the Council of Europe ad Hoc Committee on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO) which drafted the Istanbul Convention, and is now an elected member and president of its Group of Experts, the GREVIO since May 2019. 

When is the course taking place?

Intake 1 – 4th November 2019 – 20th December 2019
Intake 2 – 27th January 2020 – 13th March 2020

    Once you are registered, you can access the eLearning platform here: https://learning.vso.org.mt