The Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change will enable you to develop specialised knowledge and skills to respond to domestic and family violence through working with perpetrators. You will learn about frameworks and theories which support good practice, and strategies to work with men who have used violence within their families. The course will explore the impact of culture and concepts of masculinity and how these influence behaviour. You will gain an understanding of the broader service system which responds to families affected by domestic violence, ethics to guide practice, and how policy and legislation apply to this field.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men's Behaviour Change would typically be employed in or seeking employment in:
• Correctional services
• Non-government organisations
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertFacilitateMenBehavChange|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Eligible applicants will be required to have a bachelor degree or a combination of alternative admission criteria deemed to be equivalent.
1. Bachelor degrees that may provide the prerequisite study content include, but are not limited to, the following degrees:
• social sciences
• justice and legal studies
• nursing/ midwifery
• health sciences
2. Alternative admission criteria may include formal learning undertaken for sub-degree qualifications and non-formal learning through courses provided by recognised professional bodies and employers.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|DFVP20010||Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP20009||Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP20001||Domestic and Family Violence Practice: Key Concepts and Perspectives|
|DFVP20005||Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice|