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Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice - CV74

Gain crucial skills in men's behaviour change and domestic violence, and join a sector in critical need of practitioners to reduce domestic and family violence across Australia. If you're working in probation and parole, social work, counselling, psychology, criminology or community services, apply now to upskill and take advantage of government funding available for domestic and family violence. This course is offered entirely online and allows you to self-pace your studies - no term dates or submission deadlines, allowing you to manage your studies with your career and lifestyle.

Now is the perfect time to upskill and advance your career. This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and offers Commonwealth supported places. This means that you may be eligible to pay a reduced student contribution fee. 

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

This course will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your skills and understanding of key practice areas in relation to domestic and family violence which are reflected in course electives covering child safety, men's behaviour change and working with victims and survivors. The knowledge and skills you will gain by completing this course are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers encounter domestic and family violence issues.

Over four units, you’ll explore the frameworks and theories that support good practice and strategies to work with men who have used violence within their families.

Developed with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, our courses are directly connecting to ongoing research in the field, meaning you’ll have access to the latest information and techniques. You will benefit from a highly contextual course that will prepare you with up-to-date knowledge and skills to work in both government and private sector roles. 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.

Job Ready Fee Savings

Take advantage of the Government's Job Ready subsidies and receive a discount on full fees in the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice. Refer to the Course Fees section below for more details. 

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Wondering how a self-paced postgraduate course in domestic and family violence practice works and what to expect? Explore more details below.

Course structure

You will be required to complete three compulsory units plus one elective unit. 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 complete the following compulsory unit:

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

Upon completion of DFVP20001, you will have access to two further compulsory units and can study these in any order. 

  • DFVP20002 Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP29004 Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)

You must complete one from the following selection of units:

  • DFVP20004 Child Safety and Domestic and Family Violence (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP20006 Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP20005 Men's Behaviour Change Interventions and Practice (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)

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

Assessments

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

Credit transfer information

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

Domestic and Family Violence prevention

Our suite of postgraduate course options are specifically designed to address the critical need for trained practitioners to reduce the instance of this important community issue. This course is ideal for self-motivated and independent learners and provides a unique self-paced learning environment that delivers the ultimate in convenience and flexibility.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research

Developed with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, our courses are directly connected to ongoing research in the field, meaning you'll have access to the latest information and techniques. 

Be Different

Ideal for the busy, self-motivated learner, this course is hosted entirely online and structured so that you can choose when you study. It is designed for you to access course content on any device with internet access, and unit content is divided into modules which are then broken down into smaller bite-sized learning activities so you’re able to fit study around your commitments and lifestyle.

Complete modules on the bus, during your lunch hour, or in the doctor’s waiting room.

With no need to buy textbooks or additional content, and everything you need available on the Be Different platform, you can be completing your correctional nursing course anywhere.

Online Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2022Available Online

When you study this course via our flexible online Be Different learning platform, not only will you study high-quality course content, but you will also get to set the pace. You are not bound by traditional term dates, such as Term 1 (March) or Term 2 (July) and you can submit your assessments at any time over the duration of the course. The course is open for applications all year round so you can start your studies anytime. 
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

To be eligible for entry into this course, students must hold one 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.

Security Requirements

None.

Health Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

English

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice it will prepare you to pursue employment in criminal justice, child safety organisations, health services, non-government organisations including domestic violence services.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$7,312.00
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$12,708.00

2022 INDICATIVE FEES - BE DIFFERENT
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. The Domestic Full Fee Paying - Indicative First-year Fee listed in the first table are based on the course being delivered via our traditional online mode. From 2022, this course is available via Be Different and therefore students will pay reduced unit fees.

Domestic Full-Fee Places

Indicative Fees (Be Different)
The Domestic Full Fee Paying - Indicative First Year Fee (Be Different) is the indicative first year fee based on studying four units in one academic year on our hyperflexible Be Different platform. Note, that 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.

Job Ready Fees - Commonwealth Supported Places

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and offers Commonwealth supported places (CSP). Job Ready fees quoted on this course page are indicative, and final fees may vary depending upon individual students' selection of elective units.

As a job ready course, both Commonwealth Supported Places(CSP) and Domestic Full Fee Places will be available in 2023. When you apply, your offer letter will advise whether you are being offered a CSP or Full-Fee Place. Apply early to take advantage of the job ready savings available.

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. You can also learn more about the HELP loan limit and how it affects you.

Fee Information

To read more about fees at CQU, visit our fee information for degree-level students webpage.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and 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. 

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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. 

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