Women working in or traveling to unsafe environments will encounter specific risks and face unique challenges. RedR Australia is committed to providing the highest level of training and preparedness for these women, particularly in hostile or volatile environments which include post-natural disaster, conflict and post-conflict situations.

This course seeks to provide women a safety and security framework, and with tools and resources, to better self-manage their situation when travelling, living or working in volatile or dangerous contexts. This includes the knowledge and skills to assess and manage safety and security matters in domestic and professional contexts, both locally and overseas.

If you require this course to be tailored for your organisation, please visit Customised Training page for more information.

This is a two-day intensive classroom based course. It combines classroom lessons and hands-on training, delivering both strategic knowledge, safe and simple techniques, and practical skillsets to prepare women for security threats and risks they may face even in their everyday lives. The course focuses on awareness, risk avoidance and de-escalation strategies.


The course is in English and a reasonable proficiency is required by participants.

This course is specifically relevant to women living and/or working or travelling in humanitarian contexts, particularly in hostile or volatile environments which includes post-natural disaster, conflict and post-conflict situations.


The course raises awareness of security risks and is an addition that enhances existing security training. The course mainstreams gender considerations in security context.

Aims and Objectives

The SafeR Women Security Awareness Training is designed to raise awareness of the security risks that may affect women that are travelling to destinations off the beaten track or working in insecure environments.

Course Objectives

The training will provide practical tools to mitigate the risks, enabling women to work and travel with confidence.

Course Outline


  • Introduction Gender and Security
  • Travel Safety
  • Personal Security
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Residential Security
  • Self – Care
  • Operations in the Field
  • Hostage Survival
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Violence against Women
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Safety & Security
  • Negotiation


Full Rate: $1,200 AUD Reduced Rate: $1,000

Inclusions: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, handbook and all training materials. Accommodation and travel is not included.

If you currently work for an NGO, are a student or are a member of the RedR Roster (please supply membership number) you are eligible for the reduced rate.

Course fees are in Australian dollars. A non-refundable deposit of $400 (AUD) is payable at the time of enrolment to secure your place on a course. This payment must be made via credit card through our secure payment facility.

Further instructions regarding course logistics will be provided upon payment of course fees.



Melbourne CBD

Course Timing

Registration takes place from 8:15 am on the first day of all courses and activities will run from 8:30am – 5:00pm daily. 

Travel and Accommodation

Please arrange your own travel to and from our training venues. Accommodation is not included in the course fee. Travel insurance is recommended for all applicants and is mandatory for international participants.

Pre-course Learning

To be determined.

Our trainers have extensive experience in complex emergencies and natural disasters in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. As our trainers are emergency response experts that regularly deploy into global crises, trainers may change from those featured here on the website.