CV79 - Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Domestic and Family Violence Practice will provide the opportunity for you to develop advanced industry-related knowledge, skills and competencies to respond to domestic and family violence. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning in key specialist practice areas in relation to domestic and family violence. Units related to responding to victims and perpetrators, and leadership and management are available to you in this course. The knowledge and skills you will gain through completing this course are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers respond to 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 Diploma in Domestic and Family Violence Practice would typically be employed, or seeking employment in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Child Safety organisations
  • Health Services

Course Details
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 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) GradDip
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088205D
  • MKY - 088205D
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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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following: -

1. Successful completion of a recognised Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in one of the following discipline areas:

Social/ Health Sciences

Community/ Welfare Studies

Justice/ Legal Studies

Nursing/ Midwifery

Education

2. Relevant professional experience, with a combination of formal and non-formal qualifications, in the above mentioned or related discipline areas. This may include:

Formal learning undertaken for sub-degree qualifications such as post-secondary certificates and diplomas.

Non-formal learning through courses provided by recognised professional bodies, employers and other authorities.

Non-formal learning relevant to professional registration or vocational experience in the domestic violence sector.

Applicants seeking admission through a combination of formal, informal and non-formal learning are required to submit a portfolio to support their admission application.

3. Completion of either CV74 Graduate Certificate of Domestic and Family Violence Practice or CH81 Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change

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 CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
Exit Awards CH81 - Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change CV74 - Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice
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 38
2017 35
2016 12
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate advanced 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, interpret implications for practice and develop a framework for applied research
  • 4. Critique the impact of discrimination and structural inequalities in society, particularly as they affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples
  • 5. Apply advanced knowledge to address critical issues in domestic and family violence practice contexts with diverse individuals and their families
  • 6. Apply professional knowledge and skills for domestic and family violence practice; including governance, planning for self-care and evidence-based responses.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
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
More Details
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