The Graduate Diploma of Traumatic Stress Management will assist you to work with colleagues and/or clients in a workplace setting and recognise the symptoms and outcomes of chronic stress and trauma. The course will examine the physiological and psychological factors which underpin stress and trauma. There will also be the opportunity to explore a range of intervention and management strategies, and referral pathways. The course, designed for service personnel and allied health practitioners, will provide you with the detailed knowledge and practical skills required to become competent at working with colleagues or clients, who may be experiencing adverse symptoms associated with chronic stress or trauma exposure, or who have received a diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The curriculum for the Graduate Diploma of Traumatic Stress Management draws on evidence-based theories, models, and best practices from disciplines including psychology, coaching, health promotion, and counselling.
The Graduate Diploma in Traumatic Stress Management is aimed at training professionals to understand the symptoms of chronic stress, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder, and to provide relevant and focussed interventions in a non-expert peer support and client based context. The course is suited to individuals who currently work with colleagues and clients who may be exposed to stressful and traumatic events in the course of their work, such as Defence Forces personnel, Police Officers, Emergency Service personnel, and Allied Health professionals.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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)||GradDipTSMgmt|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:
1. A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; and
2. A minimum of 5 years professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas: clinical experience, industry related short course experience or peer support management
Relevant disciplines include: psychology, social work or a health-related science.
Letters of employment and qualifications must be supplied to demonstrate professional experience. Letters of employment must be outlined on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority from within the organisation.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or The 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:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or The 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.
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.
It is recommended that students have a background in a health related discipline.
|Interim Awards||CL60 - Graduate Certificate in Stress and Trauma Response|
|Exit Awards||CL60 - Graduate Certificate in Stress and Trauma Response|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||There are 2 compulsory residential schools are attached to 3 of the 5 core units in this course. One of the residential schools will cover content for 2 units over a full week.|
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept|
|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|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
The Graduate Diploma of Traumatic Stress Management comprises 5 core units (30 credit points) that must be completed by all students.
Students can then choose 3 units (18 credit points) from a list of elective units which provide different evidence based contextual information which will inform the management and evaluation skills and techniques encompassed within the core units of study.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PSYC20046||Physiology and Psychology of Stress and Trauma|
|PSYC20048||Animal Assisted Interaction for Stress and Trauma Management|
|PSYC20047||Counselling for Stress and Trauma Management|
|PSYC20049||Managing Workplace Mental Health|
|PSYC20043||Coaching Individuals for Positive Change|
|Number of units: 3||Total credit points: 18|
Students must complete any 3 of the below units to satisfy the requirements for the Graduate Diploma qualification.
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|PSYC20041||Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills|
|PSYC20042||Building Wellbeing and Resilience: Interconnected Factors|
|PSYC20040||Wellbeing Initiatives: Local and Global Scales|
|PSYC20036||Applied Positive Psychology|
|PSYC20037||Introduction to Positive Psychology: Perspectives on Wellbeing|
|DSMG20004||Building Adaptive Capacity|
|SAFE20017||Human Factors in Complex Systems|
|HHSM20004||Organisational Culture in Health Care Settings|
|HHSM20003||Using Health Data: Recognising Risk to Initiate Change|
|DSMG20001||Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management|