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CL23 - Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice


At a glance

Develop specialist knowledge and skills for research, professional practice and further learning in relation to domestic and family violence.

Study modes Online
Units/credits 12/72
Availability Online Study
Duration 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Intake dates March, July

Career opportunities

By completing the Master of 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.



Through undertaking independent research related to your practice area/s of interest, you will have the opportunity to enhance your understanding of key domestic and family violence theories and approaches in fields such as working with victims/ survivors and perpetrator behaviour change interventions.

Explore legal and safety considerations that arise from working in this area and consider ethical, professional and self-management implications for practice.

In collaboration with the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, this qualification offers a pathway to further advanced qualifications in domestic and family violence research and education.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete a total of twelve units.

Course information

For example courses you could study as part of the Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice program please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this program, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice, you are required to have:

You must also provide a letter of support on an employer's letterhead dated and signed by a delegated authority demonstrating that the applicant is employed in domestic or family violence practice or an equivalent field.

Fees and scholarships


Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:


Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply


You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via

For more information on applying for Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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Key dates

16 JAN
Online Chat Session
07 FEB
Online Chat Session