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Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice - CV79

The Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced industry-related knowledge, skills and competencies to respond to domestic and family violence. If you're working in probation and parole, social work, counselling, psychology, criminology or community services, apply now and upskill to meet a critical shortage of practitioners.

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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

8/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

This course will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your learning in key specialist practice areas in relation to domestic and family violence prevention. The units in this course relate to responding to victims and perpetrators, and leadership and management from a domestic and family violence perspective.

In the first four units, you will study topical issues including domestic and family violence theories and perspectives; responses and interventions; and advanced studies in domestic and family violence practice. These units are common to the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice. You will then have the opportunity to continue to tailor your studies to suit your career interests through the choice of elective units. In addition to the elective units available in the graduate certificate, choose units in areas such as leadership and management, advanced skills for men’s behaviour change, integrated services and systems for men’s behaviour change, and sexual violence.

You will write a research proposal focussing on a feasible plan to address an aspect of practice in domestic and family violence. You will explore the implications of the intersection of gender, culture and ethnicity in the research context.

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. 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. You will develop a range of transferrable skills suitable for a range of professions and occupations.

Core Units 8 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 eight units including four core units and four electives. 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.

If you choose to study four units at once over a typical term duration of 12 weeks on a full-time basis this would equate to six months of full-time study for all four units. After enrolling, you’ll have access to your core units to work through.  

Assessments

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

Unit information

You must complete a total of four compulsory units as follows:

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

Upon completion of DFVP20001, you will have access to three further compulsory units:

  • DFVP20002 Domestic and Family Violence Responses and Interventions (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP29004 Advanced Studies in Domestic and Family Violence Practice (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)
  • DFVP20006 Working with Victim/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence (Prerequisite: DFVP20001)

You will then complete a further four units. For information on the units available, 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.

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.

*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.


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

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable.

By completing the Graduate Diploma 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
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$25,416.00
2022 INDICATIVE FEES - BE DIFFERENT
Domestic Full Fee Paying - Indicative First Year Fee (2022 Be Different) $15,132.00
*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
The indicative first year fee is based on studying eight units in one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the number of units you study across the year.

  • Each standard unit (6 credit points) is priced at $1891.50* per unit.
  • Masters courses may include capstone or dissertation units (12 credit points) and these are priced at $3783* 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.

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