DFVP29002 - Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enable you to develop your skills for working safely and effectively to change the behaviour of male users of violence. You will investigate the statutory requirements and standards of safe practice in this field to enhance your understanding of the ethical and legal implications of practice. You will draw on your knowledge of domestic and family violence theories and frameworks to develop a range of group and individual interpersonal skills to challenge and address perpetrator attitudes and behaviours. You will strengthen your knowledge of working with priority populations by developing your skills and abilities in assessing client motivations and their commitment to change; and build your capacity to promote, monitor and review client progress through developing response plans.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
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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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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and analyse the frameworks, standards and statutory requirements relevant to domestic and family violence intervention.
  2. Design a comprehensive client risk assessment and management plan, based on cultural considerations and assessment of the client's suitability and needs.
  3. Evaluate strategies and techniques for working in group practice with perpetrators.
  4. Identify and justify safe, professional, and accountable practice to promote client behaviour change and victim safety. 

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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
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