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 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).

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 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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088204E
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 - 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 - 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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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Eligible applicants will be required to have an Australian bachelor degree or a combination of alternative admission criteria deemed to be equivalent.

  1. Bachelor degrees that may provide the prerequisite study content depending on chosen electives include, but are not limited, to the following degrees:
  • applied social sciences
  • social sciences
  • education, limited to early childhood, primary and secondary teaching
  • justice and legal studies
  • nursing
  • arts
  • occupational therapy
  • health sciences
  1. Alternative admission criteria may include:
  • formal learning undertaken for sub-degree qualifications (AQF Levels 1- 6); or Postgraduate Qualifications (AQF Level 8 & 9) Policy
  • non-formal learning through courses provided by recognised professional bodies, employers and other authorities; and
  • non-formal learning relevant to professional registration or vocational experience in the domestic and family violence sector; or
  • informal learning in the form of demonstrable expertise.

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:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.5 across all bands and overall; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements

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
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 42
2017 30
2016 11
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.