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PDC71297 - Domestic Homicide Risk Assessment

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides practical tools for practitioners working with vulnerable victims and survivors of Domestic and Family Violence. It will provide expert knowledge on the dangers of separation and how to collaborate with women to reduce the risk of domestic homicide. The course will examine numerous danger assessment tools that can be used in professional practice.

This course is introductory in nature. Completing a comprehensive appraisal of the risks posed to victims of domestic and family violence requires detailed and specialist training. Completion of this introductory course does not provide that level of training. Participants are reminded that risk assessment is not a static event: it is a continuing and complex process. Where relevant, participants are also reminded to access the risk assessment tools and processes of their organisation before undertaking a domestic and family violence risk assessment.

This online Short Course provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

The fee for this short course will be $45.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is suitable for people who work in counselling, social work, psychology and domestic violence services. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Full Fee $45
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Child Care
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Safety
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

2 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the extent of different forms of domestic homicide
  2. Identify issues considered to be risk factors for domestic homicide
  3. Evaluate specific risk assessment tools
  4. Describe the process of formulating safety plans for victim/survivors.


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