DFVP20002 - Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with specialist knowledge of responses and interventions to domestic and family violence, with a focus on the concepts of risk and safety as they apply to victims and perpetrators in the domestic and family violence context. Critical use is made of evidence-based research and practice and policy documents addressing domestic and family violence issues. This will enable you to explore some of the complex practice and theoretical challenges that arise from working to prevent domestic and family violence at a community level and working with distinct client groups of victims and perpetrators. You will learn more about domestic and family violence as it affects people from vulnerable populations, such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: unit evaluations
Feedback
assessment related information
Recommendation
additional assessment-related information is being provided via special tutorials leading up to each assessment item due date.
Action Taken
Weekly Zoom meetings provided, which were recorded and uploaded onto the unit's Moodle site.
Source: unit evaluations
Feedback
assessment feedback; criticism related to turnaround time of up to 10 working days; it has been explained to students that as much as we try to be as quick as possible, we cannot expect markers to mark a certain number of assessment pieces and coordinators to finalise and publish marks in less than 10 working days; students have been assured that similar to previous terms feedback will always be available at least one week before the next assessment piece is due
Recommendation
we will continue to mark and return feedback on items in a maximum of 10 working days; we are further ensuring that feedback on assessment pieces is always available at least one week prior to the next due date (we have three assignments spread out across the term to allow for staggered and ongoing feedback)
Action Taken
Assessments were returned promptly. Due dates were staggered as much as possible. Assessment tasks were discussed using different media (including the weekly Zoom meetings to ensure ongoing feedback and clear expectations).
Source: unit evaluations
Feedback
assessment feedback
Recommendation
we currently provide in text and summary comments, suggestions for improvement and feedback; we will ask students for feedback on how useful markers' feedback was after return of the first assessment piece for T2
Action Taken
Assessment feedback was provided by markers making comments in-text as well as giving an overall feedback summary.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
Assessment Feedback
Recommendation
Alignment of marking criteria with overall feedback to allow students a clearer breakdown of marks
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
Zoom meetings
Recommendation
Student preference of time and weekday will be gauged - continue to provide recordings as this seems to be appreciated by those who cannot attend in real-time
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply primary, secondary and tertiary prevention responses to domestic and family violence.
  2. Evaluate organisational structures and behaviours which are relevant to and impact upon domestic and family violence prevention and responses.
  3. Analyse and articulate the differences between perspectives on domestic and family violence.
  4. Identify treatment modalities for working with people experiencing/ perpetrating domestic violence with a focus on vulnerable populations.
  5. Self-reflect on values, ethics and perspectives in domestic and family violence contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment