Online Course

The kNOwVAWdata online course is a facilitated short course led by experts to develop skills and knowledge in data collection, analysis, and communications to inform interventions to end violence against women.

The course requires participants to attend a number of online learning activities, webinars and tutorials.

Participants who complete the course will receive a professional development certificate from The University of Melbourne, and will be eligible for assessment to become a kNOwVAWdata trained specialist, joining the roster of regional experts in violence against women data.

The greatest benefit of the kNOwVAWdata course is the live critical conversations, peer-to-peer learning, and the formation of supportive, collaborative professional relationships. Our past participants continue to support one another post-course.

The next online course cohort will commence in May 2024.

Course Dates

6th May – 31st July 2024


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Online (UN System Staff College)


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Russian, Spanish, French and Arabic coming soon

Face-to-face course: Looking for an in-person course delivery format? Find out more about the Face-to-face Course option, or keep reading below to learn about the online course.

Course Details

We’ve redeveloped our face-to-face content into a format suitable for online delivery, allowing the kNOwVAWdata course to be accessible to more people across Asia and the Pacific, especially busy professionals.

Learning is supported by live sessions with experts from UNFPA and The University of Melbourne, as well as engaging with previous course participants, online exercises, quizzes and assessments.

Participants can experience the flexibility of learning online alongside like-minded professionals to stay motivated and share your progress.

The online course is self-paced with interspersed fortnightly synchronous sessions. This means that participants can undertake their study at times best suited for them to fit with global time zones, work and life commitments.

The course requires participants to be available for live virtual workshops with course leaders and regional mentors. Synchronous session times will be determined to best accommodate the timezones of those who have registered.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • know the steps involved in a national prevalence survey
  • understand best practice survey methods and tools
  • understand qualitative research methodologies
  • trial analysis of prevalence data using SPSS
  • understand the role of administrative data on VAW
  • know the principles for interpreting, presenting and communicating VAW data to inform policies and programs
  • know the steps for advocacy and stakeholder engagement for action


Fees for the facilitated online course

$800 USD /

$1,230 AUD (excl. GST)

Facilitated full course fee

Payment is due after acceptance to the course and before the course begins.

Discounts are available for bulk enrolments of 3 or more people. Please contact us for more information.

Facilitated full-course fees include:

  • Participation in the full training delivered by University of Melbourne researchers, UNFPA, regional mentors and national and international guest lecturers
  • Access to the online learning portal and all course materials
  • During the course, access to online engagement with the facilitators and tutors
  • 4 hours of post-course mentoring and support
  • Post-course membership of the online community of practice for measuring violence against women

Students must provide:

  • Any local costs for accessing the course such as purchase of a suitable electronic device
  • Any local costs for venue or internet access

Where do the course fees go?

Development of the kNOwVAWdata course is supported by UNFPA with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The program has been designed to ensure the course is self-sustaining so that donor funds are not required long-term, and that the course can be continually updated. The online course in particular is affordable and accessible globally.

Participant fees are charged at the minimum amount for the program to be self-sustaining and reinvested to cover:

  • teaching salaries
  • ongoing development of the course and course materials, including contribution from international experts and previous course participants
  • coaching of local and regional leaders to become mentors and teachers in the course
  • localising course content
  • development of additional modules (currently under development: measuring violence against women with disabilities; measuring technology facilitated abuse; capacity building in administrative data sets; and best practice to measure violence experienced by children and young people)

Self-paced online course

For those who are not available to join our facilitated course, or for those exploring how kNOwVAWdata can support their work, the self-paced course gives access to the key materials of the course that participants can work through in their own time. This offering is not assessed.

While students do not receive a professional development certificate, you’ll receive an attendance certificate based on completion of all modules.


$200 USD / $300 AUD (excl. GST)

Fees for the self-paced, non-facilitated, unassessed online course, including key materials only.

Payment is due after course registration.

Hear from our students

Gina Houng Lee
2021 course participant, Fiji

Hear from Gina Houng Lee, one of our alumni course participants, talk about her experience and what she gained from the kNOwVAWdata course.

Enquiries and Application

For further enquiries about the online course, please contact the course convenors by filling out the enquiry form below.

Apply online

To apply for and enrol in the online course, click the Apply Online button below. You will be asked to upload a copy of your most recent CV alongside your application.


If you would prefer to submit a paper application, download complete the paper application form to the right and include a copy of your most recent CV. Return the completed form, along with your CV, to

Course enquiry

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