Head of Workforce Development
Tori Cooke is the Head of Workforce Development at NTV in Victoria.
Tori is a well-known specialist trainer in the field of family violence in Australia and has delivered training and consultant advice to government, police, child protection, magistrate’s court and the family law environment. Tori has worked in a range of contexts at senior practice levels in Western Australia and Victoria.
A seasoned court expert, Tori has a professional background in working with victim-survivors in trauma therapy as well as assessing and facilitating men’s behaviour change programs. She has a specialist forensic interest in family violence homicide prevention and provides advice and secondary consults where risk has identified the use of lethal behaviours in the perpetrators pattern of coercive control.
Vlasta is highly motivated professional recognised for her experience in program development in both accredited and non-accredited training contexts. Her experience as a support worker informs her knowledge and skill, alongside her passion for this particular work from her experience as a trainer in a small community based RTO.
Vlasta has provided support to learners with a lived experience of mental health to training and assessing Disability and Aged Care qualifications.
For the past 2 years Vlasta has brought her VET skills and Community Sector skills and knowledge to No To Violence, where she supports the NTV Workforce Development team to design, develop and deliver family violence training to the FV sector and non-sector human services.
Imogen is a No to Violence Administrator sitting within the Training Team. She has a Bachelor Degree in International Studies in which she focused on gender studies and ultimately led her to work with us.
Her studies allowed her to challenge biases, critically analyse global and local gendered issues as well as exposing her to an intersectional approach to problem solving and understanding.
Her experience volunteering with domestic violence organisations and working with women and children from these backgrounds has contributed to her understanding of the sector and interest in pursuing a career in it.
She loves the sun, the rain, home cooked food and swimming in the ocean.
Ann O’Neill has earned a first class honours degree in Social Work, a PhD in International Health and has spent 20 plus years in the human service sector.
Ann has worked in the areas of family violence, post homicide, justice and health in both government and non-government agencies across roles that include policy, service delivery, service and program development, research and training.
Ann has over 15 years’ experience supervising students and peers from management and clinical backgrounds.
Many comment that Ann has an ability to deliver sensitive, engaging and well-structured sessions that equip people with knowledge and tools to overcome and thrive personally and professionally.
Ann currently works within WA Health part time and consults in a variety of roles and sectors.
Stacy is a Queensland-based social worker with over 14 years’ experience. Stacy has worked within child protection and domestic and family violence in both government and non-government agencies, across roles including policy, service delivery, risk assessment, risk management, training, and community engagement. Stacy has supervised and supported practitioners and students from a variety of clinical backgrounds and is passionate about ending male violence.
Stacy is currently a training practitioner with NTV’s training team, where she leads workshops for industry experts and supports the NTV team to deliver the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management in collaboration with Swinburne University.
Kim Pedler has worked in the field of men’s family violence for over 25 years.
Kim’s variety of experience has included working in:
- the MBCP space as an intake worker conducting assessments
- Case management and co-facilitation of MBCP groups
- the Caring Dads program as an intake assessor
- the pilot of a post separation program, working with mothers and fathers who remained in conflict for extended periods of time following separation.
Currently Kim is a training practitioner in NTV’s training team, conducting workshops for professionals in the field, along with the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management in an assessor role.
Sue has worked as a designer in education for government, private providers and in the ‘not for profit’ sector over a number of years, in a range of graphic design, marketing and resource development roles.
Her skills include resource design – designing, desktop publishing and editing training materials; marketing and promotional materials; illustration – both technical and original art; and more recently, course design and development using Articulate Storyline for delivery in various LMS.
Sue currently works with training practitioners to develop presentation, resource and assessment materials for participants in NTV’s non-accredited and accredited training programs, as well as supporting other areas of NTV with their design requirements.
Training Administration Assistant
Jade is a member of the No To Violence Training Administration Team. She has close to ten years of administrative experience and has recently joined the team following a prior position with a small RTO.
She is passionate about people and ensuring that clients have a positive, friendly experience. She believes every client should receive the same degree of individualised support to allow them to meet their training and professional development goals.
She loves vinyl records, seeing live music, art and her dog, Marla.
Jodie comes to NTV with over 25 years of experience working within the Justice sector, specialising in family violence.
For the past 7 years, Jodie has worked as an Educator within the TAFE sector, developing and delivering justice and community services-based education.
Jodie is currently a Training Practitioner with NTV’s training team, conducting workshops for professionals in the sector along with the delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management as a Trainer and Assessor.