DFVP20006 - Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with opportunities to develop specialist knowledge of safe and respectful approaches to working with victim/survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV). It provides a theoretical framework of trauma-informed intervention as it relates to victim/survivors of DFV. Using a gendered approach based on the Duluth Model, critical use is made of evidence-based research and practice addressing issues related to victim/survivors of DFV. You will explore legal and safety considerations that arise from working with this client group and you will consider ethical, professional and self-management implications for practice. Particular consideration will be given to priority populations (minority groups of DFV victim/survivors).

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

DFVP20001 is a pre-requisite for this 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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Higher Education Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no Higher Education availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022
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. 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%).

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% response rate.

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: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Student experiences were positive
Recommendation
Continue to use personalised student experience
Action Taken
A personalised approach was taken with students including email and phone contact as well as individual Zoom meetings to support student learning.
Source: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Students valued the unit content
Recommendation
Continue to use content that caters for students who already work in the DFV field and those who aspire to become DFV practitioners
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator ensured appropriate and up-to-date content was provided to assist the diversity of students (those who already work in the DFV field and those who are new to the sector).
Source: Student feedback via personal communication
Feedback
Students valued practice-oriented assessment tasks
Recommendation
Continue to devise assessment tasks that are relevant and could be applied to the DFV practice workplace
Action Taken
Assessment tasks were relevant to DFV practice.
Source: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Student experience was positive and students were satisfied with the unit content
Recommendation
Continue to provide interesting and relevant content that assists in knowledge development.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Students highlighted the lecturer's knowledge and the provision of a safe learning environment
Recommendation
Continue to provide a positive learning environment and willingness to share experiences as a DFV practitioner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Students requesting reading materials to complete assessment
Recommendation
Provide explanation as to the need to undertake research on a specific topic and find appropriate literature to complete an assessment task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Students appreciated quick turnaround of assessments which reduced distress
Recommendation
Continue to provide a quick turnaround of assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine safe approaches to working with victim/survivors of domestic and family violence, as well as ethical and legal implications in practice
  2. Identify risk factors for domestic and family violence and how these intersect with gender, culture and ethnicity.
  3. Formulate safety and self-care plans for victim/survivors and those who work with them in domestic and family violence contexts.
  4. Evaluate factors that influence program development and policies in domestic and family violence, in national and international contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 8