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CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice enables you to develop specialised industry-related knowledge and skills to respond to domestic and family violence. Key practice areas in relation to domestic and family violence are reflected in course electives of child safety, men’s behaviour change and working with victims/survivors. The knowledge and skills you will gain through completing this course are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers encounter domestic and family violence.


Career Information

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice would typically be employed in or seeking employment in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Child Safety organisations
  • Health Services
  • Non-government organisations including domestic violence services

Course Details
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 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) GradCertDomFamViolPrac
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
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 - 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

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

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.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
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, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

1. A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution OR

2. A completed diploma PLUS 3 years relevant work experience OR

3. Vocational qualifications relating to the domestic and family violence sector PLUS 5 years of relevant work experience OR

4. A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience (paid or voluntary) relating directly to the domestic and family violence sector, subject to approval from the Head of Course.

Note: Relevant work experience must include employment in the domestic and family violence field, or a related field (such as child safety, health, correctional services), where associated written tasks, such as report writing, are demonstrated. Work experience must be outlined on a company letterhead, be signed and dated by a delegated authority from within the organisation.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

English

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 22
2018 40
2017 30
2016 11
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate specialised 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.
  • 5. Apply specialised knowledge to address issues involved in working in domestic and family violence practice contexts with diverse individuals and their families.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

To be eligible to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice students must complete

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
DFVP20004 Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence
DFVP20006 Working with Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence
DFVP20005 Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DFVP20001 Domestic and Family Violence Theories and Perspectives
DFVP20002 Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions
DFVP20003 Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.