DFVP20010 - Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds your understanding of domestic and family violence as you learn about perpetrator behaviour change at a strategic level, exploring the systems and services associated with family safety. Linkages with other sectors, such as mental health and alcohol and drug services, are critical in this field. You will develop your understanding of the relevance of these and other services to perpetrator behaviour change and formulate strategies which align with these services. Systemic and integrated responses for specific groups, such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients are key areas of knowledge and are integrated into this unit. Policies and practice are examined through the application of evidence-based tools of analysis to identify and address issues related to working with users of violence. You will also focus on the establishment and practice of skills required for effective group-work with perpetrators, advancing your knowledge of group dynamics and processes.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
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.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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. Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Portfolio 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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: have-your-say student feedback
100% satisfaction analysis score
no substantive changes to content and process
Action Taken
Source: email communication
one student reported difficulty in accessing group practice experience for an assessment task
a suitable video resource was sourced for this purpose
Action Taken
Source: e-noticeboard
a range of minor queries concerning the suitability of material presented for assessment
Fine-tuning in the text of instructions to broaden scope for inclusion of material presented by students on which assessment can be based
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critique contemporary policy and practice approaches, including integrated response models, for working with perpetrators of domestic violence
  2. Apply systems-based tools of analysis to design a set of considerations for working with men to achieve family safety outcomes
  3. Formulate strategies which align with relevant systems and services to meet the needs of men from culturally diverse groups
  4. Interpret and communicate professional knowledge of the dynamics and processes of men’s behaviour change groups
  5. Demonstrate skills for use in group settings which facilitate perpetrator behaviour change.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Portfolio
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
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Portfolio