This foundation unit will introduce you to core concepts in the ﬁeld of domestic and family violence practice. There is a speciﬁc focus on investigating terminology issues and the prevailing understanding of domestic and family violence at state, national and global levels. You will make critical use of contemporary research, policy documents and legislation that address domestic and family violence (including intimate partner violence and the abuse of children, older persons, parents, siblings and animals). You will examine perspectives and theories that demonstrate the difference between gendered and non-gendered conceptions of domestic and family violence and explore societal and individual influences on this behaviour. You will learn about the sociological nature of domestic and family violence that illustrates the issues faced by priority populations and implications for practice. Legal and safety considerations that arise from working in this context and ethical, professional and self-management implications for practice are explored in this unit.
|Student Contribution Band||10|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||40%|
|2. Written Assessment||40%|
|3. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.17% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|