DFVP29003 - 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 integral to victim and family safety. Linkages with other sectors, such as criminal justice, civil justice, child protection, mental health, alcohol and drug services, and women’s 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 priority population 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 safety and accountability of coordinated community responses to men’s violence towards women and children, and how perpetrator programs are embedded within a wider systemic approach.


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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2023 - Online

Higher Education Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

There are no Higher Education availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2023
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. Critically appraise 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. Identify and evaluate key resources related to systemic responses to perpetrators of violence and how these impact men in intervention groups.
  4. Design and develop a case coordination plan for men in domestic and family violence behaviour change programs, using various components of systemic response.

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