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At OCA, we're known for offering the best online courses Australia  has to offer, but we're also a company that wants to give back to a society that has given us so much. Today, we're here to tell you about the latest charity we've partnered with - Lily House - and the work the Queensland-based organisation does to help women in crisis in Australia.

What Percentage Of Women Experience Domestic Violence In Australia? 

Of course, domestic violence is just one of the threats to the safety of women, but that alone is commonplace across the country. In fact, 23% of women have experienced it in one form or another since turning 15, and much work is done to help and support them by organisations like Lily House.

What Support Services Are Available To Victims In Australia? 

Several organisations share the common aim of supporting women in Australia, with The Good Shepherd and Australians Investing in Women representing just two of them. However, we're proud to tell you about our association with Lily House and the fact that we provide free online courses  to women in need to help empower their personal development. 

Following on from our work with Siem Reap, we're offering much-needed training to women across Australia. Be it a digital marketing course  for a new business an ambitious lady wants to start or aged care courses  for a career in the industry. We're providing it free as part of the scheme.

So, who is Lily House? Let's take a look.

Who Is The Charity Lily House?

Lily House employs a strength-based approach to support women from all walks of life, with their in-house, holistic program focusing on physical health, as well as social, emotional and spiritual health. Essentially, their aim is to help them improve their lives and their children.

As well as providing accommodation and assistance for domestic violence victims, Lily House offers support and training in life skills to allow them to be strong mothers and enjoy long, fulfilling lives. Other areas in which the organisation provides support are rehabilitation for those with substance abuse problems, as well as reunification with estranged children, and support for expectant mothers.

Essential Resources For Women in Crisis:

If you are experiencing difficulties yourself as a woman in Australia, Lilyhouse offers vital support. There are also a number of other valuable resources that you can be used to improve the situation. The following are available either 24/7 or during office hours:

  • (National) RESPECT Line 1800 737 732
  • (National) Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Australian Capital Territory - Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) 02 6280 0900
  • New South Wales - Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 / TTY 1800 671 442
  • Northern Territories - Catherine Booth House 8981 5928 (Short-term crisis accommodation)
  • Queensland - DVConnect Women's line 1800 811 811
  • South Australia - Domestic & Family Violence Gateway Services 1800 800 098
  • Tasmania - Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line 1800 633 937
  • Victoria - Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre 1800 015 188
  • Western Australia - Women's Domestic Violence Helpline 1800 007 339

Whether it’s happening to you or something, these helplines are there to support you. You should never feel like there is no way out. Both ourselves and Lily House are committed to helping women in crisis, wherever they are found. 

Here to Empower Women Everywhere With Online Learning 

At OCA, we're doing everything we can to impact communities both in Australia and abroad positively, and our partnership with Lily House is one we're very proud of. The CPD-endorsed free online courses we're providing as part of the arrangement are video-based for easy digestion, modular and only require a smartphone, PC, or tablet to access.

You see, the training we offer is next-level, offering an engaging learning experience that traditional text-based courses simply can't compete with. Check out our Student Study Demo to see for yourself, and you'll see that every course we offer comes with 1-to-1 mentoring and has been created in collaboration with top industry experts.

To learn more about this or anything else, visit us today at where you'll also see our flexible payment options and our full course library that covers more than 20 different professional sectors!

Alternatively, if you have any questions you'd like to be answered prior to signing up for one of our online learning courses, we’ll be more than happy to oblige. All you need to do is call our friendly team of advisors on 1300 611 404 or drop us an email at [email protected]. As soon as we receive your inquiry, we’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

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