CL23 - Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice

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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 a substantial piece of scholarship 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. A maximum of five years is permitted to complete the course. 

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)
Course Fees
  • - $0.00

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2022

Online

Term 3 - 2023

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Term 2 - 2023

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Term 1 - 2023

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Term 3 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 3 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Overseas Availabilities

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2022

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Term 3 - 2023

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Term 2 - 2023

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Term 1 - 2023

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Term 3 - 2021

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Term 2 - 2021

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Term 1 - 2021

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Term 3 - 2020

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Term 2 - 2020

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Term 1 - 2020

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Term 3 - 2019

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Term 2 - 2019

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Term 1 - 2019

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Term 2 - 2018

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Term 1 - 2018

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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, students must hold the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher AQF equivalent qualification.


English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or

  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.


If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.


English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.


Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Fees and Charges
Be Different
  • - $0.00
Higher Education
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change
Exit Awards CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2022 7
2021 16
2020 21
2019 11
2018 10
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Complying with the relevant codes, guidelines and policies to facilitate safe, competent interactions and relationships with stakeholders.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Responding ethically, with accountability, consistency and professionalism.
  • Working individually and in teams in sometimes volatile and challenging environments.



Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with Australian and State laws and professional regulatory requirements.
  • Maintaining applicable professional accreditation.
  • Understanding the legislation pertaining to domestic and family violence, child abuse, stalking, strangulation and sexual assault.




Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Information sharing via professional communication for safety and accountability.
  • Having highly developed verbal, writing and computer skills.
  • Providing timely, accurate and effective delivery of professional instruction and practice.


Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Having highly developed verbal and non-verbal skills.
  • Having highly developed writing and computer skills.


Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Having visual, auditory and tactile capacity and/or acuity to obtain, process, interpret and translate information.
  • Having competent sensory abilities for the safe and effective delivery of professional intervention practice.



Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Having empathy, respect and sensitivity.
  • Successfully building rapport with clients and professionals.



Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Having the capacity for personal and interpersonal understanding.
  • Separating your own personal performance, values and emotions when reflecting on professional matters.
  • Remaining objective and personally separated.
  • Having the capacity to become reflective practitioners.


Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Having sustained physical and mental endurance.
  • Consistently performing multiple tasks over a set period of time.
  • Having resilience and self-care resources to work with challenging clients with serious issues.


Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Engaging with clients (victims/survivors and perpetrators), Courts, police, corrective services, child safety services, health services, women's services, men's domestic violence intervention programs and other community organisations.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Understanding and competently using computers and associated technologies.



Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply 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 domestic and family violence research, and interpret implications for practice
  • 4. Critique the impact of discrimination and structural inequalities in society, particularly as they affect priority populations
  • 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 scholarship skills to develop and undertake a substantial scholarly activity.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
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
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner
More Details
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