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 couse are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers encounter domestic and family violence.
This course will meet the gap in post-professional education for the domestic and family violence sector as noted in the ‘Not Now Not Ever’ report of the 2015 Queensland Domestic Violence Taskforce and in Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children (2010).
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice would typically be employed in or seeking employment in:
|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 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)||GradCertDomFamViolPrac|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Eligible applicants will be required to have an Australian bachelor degree or a combination of alternative admission criteria deemed to be equivalent.
Applicants seeking admission through a combination of formal, informal and non-formal learning are required to submit a portfolio to support their admission application.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
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 email@example.com. 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|
|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|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|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
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|DFVP20004||Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20006||Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20005||Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice|
|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|
|DFVP20003||Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|