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).
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Domestic and Family Violence Practice would typically be employed, or seeking employment in:
|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)||GradDip|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
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
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
|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||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|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|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
To graduate with a Diploma of Domestice and Family Violence Practice student must complete
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|DFVP20004||Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20005||Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice|
|DFVP20006||Working with Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20008||Leadership and Management in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|DFVP20009||Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP20010||Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change|
|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|
|DFVP20007||Domestic and Family Violence Project|