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.
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.
|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)|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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.
|Interim Awards||CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|Exit Awards||CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
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||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|
|Number of units: 12||Total credit points: 72|
Through undertaking a substantial piece of scholarship related to your practice area in your final four units, 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.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|DFVP20001||Domestic and Family Violence Practice: Key Concepts and Perspectives|
|DFVP20002||Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions|
|DFVP29004||Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|DFVP20006||Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence|
|SCHO29001||Foundations of Scholarship 1|
|SCHO29002||Foundations of Scholarship 2|
|SCHO29003||Preparing for Scholarship|
|SCHO29004||Production of Scholarship|
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|DFVP20004||Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20005||Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice|
|DFVP29001||Leadership and Management in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|DFVP29002||Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP29003||Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP29005||Sexual Violence in Domestic and Family Violence Contexts|