Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change

Duration0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Next start termAnytime
Study modeOnline
Course codeCH81
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This course is designed to help you build the skills needed to work with male perpetrators of domestic and family violence. You will develop specialty skills based on the frameworks and theories that support good practice and develop strategies to work with men who have used violence within their families.

This course allows graduates to develop industry-related knowledge, skills and competencies to work with users of domestic and family violence to effect change. It has been developed with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. You will learn about frameworks and theories which support good practice, and strategies to work with men who have used violence within their families. The course will explore the impact of culture and concepts of masculinity and how these influence behaviour. You will gain an understanding of the broader service system which responds to families affected by domestic violence, ethics to guide practice, and how policy and legislation apply to this field.

Developed in consultation with industry, this course is highly contextual and will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills to work with male perpetrators. Plus, benefit from the ultimate flexibility to study entirely online via our Be Different platform where you set your own pace to fit study around your life.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men's Behaviour Change you would typically be employed in or seeking employment in correctional services and non-government organisations.

Structure & Availability

Wondering how a self-paced postgraduate course in men's behaviour works and what to expect? Explore more details below.


Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men's Behaviour Change is comprised of four units. These four units are generally broken down into 10-12, bite-sized modules for you to complete. Each unit is six credit points and designed to require a time commitment of a total of 144 hours.


After enrolling, you will follow the below unit sequence.

  • DFVP20001 Domestic and Family Violence Practice: Key Concepts and Perspectives (prerequisite)

Upon completion of DFVP20001, you will have access to your remaining three units and can study these in any order. 

  • DFVP20005 Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP29002 Advanced Skills for Men's Behaviour Change (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP29003 Integrated Services and Systems for Men's Behaviour Change (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)



Your assessments range from portfolio, online quizzes and case studies. The difference is there are no deadlines or due dates.


Unit overviews

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.


Online Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term, 2023Available Online
Hyperflexible Annual Term, 2024Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.


Recommended study

Not applicable.

To be eligible for entry into this course, students must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher AQF equivalent qualification; or

  • A completed AQF Diploma qualification with at least 5 years relevant* employment experience; or

  • Alternative admission criteria^.

* Relevant work experience must include employment in the domestic and family violence field, or a related field (such as child safety, health, correctional services), where associated written tasks, such as report writing, are demonstrated.

^Applicants who do not meet the above requirements however hold significant relevant work experience and/or qualifications will be referred to the Head of Course to confirm eligibility.

Employment experience must be outlined on a company letterhead, be signed and dated by a delegated authority from within the organisation.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or

  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$7,794

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$8,418
Domestic Full Fee Paying - Indicative First Year Fee (2022 Be Different) $7,566.00
*Tuition Fees are reviewed annually and can increase from year to year. Fees that appear in the first table are based on the course being delivered via our traditional online mode. In 2022, this course is expected to be delivered via Be Different and therefore students will pay reduced unit fees (subject to confirmation).

Indicative Fees (Be Different)
The indicative first year fee is based on studying four units in one academic year on Be Different. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the number of units you study across the year.

  • Individual units are priced at $1891.50* per unit.

Don’t want to pay your tuition fees upfront?
You might be eligible for FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees.

To find out more about FEE-HELP view the FEE-HELP information booklet available on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Please note that from 1 January 2020, the Australian Government introduced a combined HELP loan limit which caps the amount you can borrow. This loan limit includes any HECS-HELP debt incurred from 2020 onwards plus any existing and new FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans. Learn more about the HELP loan limit and how it affects you.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

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This course is open for applications all year round and you can start your studies anytime. To apply, click on the apply button below.