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, such as sexual violence within intimate partner relationships, 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.
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 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)||GradDipDomFamViolPrac|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, students must hold one the following:
• A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher AQF equivalent qualification; or
• A completed AQF Diploma qualification with at least 5 years relevant* employment experience.
*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.
Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain your full name, position title, duties performed and length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
• A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
• An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
• Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
• An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
• An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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||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|
|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|
|DFVP29004||Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|DFVP20006||Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence|
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|DFVP20004||Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence|
|DFVP20005||Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice|
|DFVP29001||Leadership and Management in Domestic and Family Violence Practice|
|DFVP29002||Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP29003||Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change|
|DFVP29005||Sexual Violence in Domestic and Family Violence Contexts|