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PDC71297 - Domestic Homicide Risk Assessment

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential 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 micro-credential will examine numerous danger assessment tools that can be used in professional practice.

This micro-credential 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 is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

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
  • Domestic
  • International
Full Fee $45
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

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 micro-credential 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 non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

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

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Standard Micro-Credential 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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