CL23 - Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice

Overview

Course Overview

The Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice course will provide you with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills for research, professional practice and further learning in relation to domestic and family violence. Through undertaking independent research related to your practice area/s of interest you will have the opportunity to enhance your understanding of key domestic and family theories and approaches in fields such as working with victims/survivors and perpetrator behaviour change interventions. You will explore legal and safety considerations that arise from working in this area and consider ethical, professional and self-management implications for practice. Through its relationship with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, this qualification offers a pathway to further advanced qualifications in domestic and family violence research and education. The knowledge and skills gained through completing this course are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers encounter victims/survivors and perpetrators of domestic and family violence, including criminal justice, child safety, health services and non-government organisations.

Career Information

Graduates could undertake further research or education or work in victims’ and/ or perpetrators’ services in criminal justice, child safety, health services and non-government organisations.

Course Details
Duration 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
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) MDomFamViolPrac
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements
  • completed Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Community and Welfare Studies, Justice and Legal Studies, Nursing and Midwifery or Education,

OR

  • successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice or equivalent

AND

  • a letter of support on an employer's letterhead dated and signed by a delegated authority demonstrating that the applicant is employed in domestic or family violence practice or a relevant field
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

NA

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Exit Awards CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation

It is anticipated that the following networks in Queensland will recognise the course:

Ending Violence Against Women Queensland

Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network

Services and Practitioners for the Elimination of Abuse Queensland.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 10
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theory, policy and trends in the domestic and family violence field
  • 2. Evaluate the role and organisational structure of agencies and statutory departments in the domestic and family violence field
  • 3. Analyse Australian and international and domestic and family violence research, interpret implications for practice and develop a framework for applied research
  • 4. Critique the impact of discrimination and structural inequalities in society, particularly as they affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples
  • 5. Apply professional knowledge and skills for domestic and family violence practice; including governance, planning for self-care and evidence-based responses
  • 6. Utilise advanced knowledge of domestic and family violence practice and research skills to develop and undertake a research project to address an issue in domestic and family violence practice contexts.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.