CQU scholarship to support vital frontline workers for domestic and family violence response

13 August 2023
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Dr Heather Lovatt

CQUniversity’s Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) will award scholarships to eligible learners to access specialised study in Domestic Family Violence Practice, in the coming months. 

The QCDFVR Scholarship offers five recipients the opportunity to complete a CQUniversity Single Non-Award Postgraduate unit at no cost. 

QCDFVR Director, Associate Professor Heather Lovatt said this was a great way for Queensland workers to “kickstart their study in one of the four postgraduate Domestic Family Violence Practice courses on offer through CQUniversity.”

Aimed at building the capacity of the service system to respond to domestic and family violence, a scholarship represents nearly $1900 value. 

Successful completion of the unit is strong progress in the four-unit Graduate Certificate of Domestic and Family Violence Practice, or Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change. 

A Graduate Diploma in Domestic and Violence Practice is eight units, and Master in Domestic and Violence Practice is 12 units. 

Assoc Prof Lovatt said applicants already working in a range of human services would gain specialist knowledge and skills for supporting victims and survivors, and for preventing domestic and family violence. 

“Through the work of QCDFVR, CQUniversity is a leader in the development and delivery of Domestic Family Violence Practice courses and the research that drives them,” Assoc Prof Lovatt explained. 

“We believe that our scholarships will help more people to enrol in postgraduate study, and in particular, applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander workers and those residing in rural or remote areas are welcomed.

“The CQUniversity Domestic Family Violence Practice courses are delivered 100 per cent online, so all students need is a device, and internet access.  

"Uniquely, they are delivered through self-paced learning so students can choose their own assessment deadlines, and so balance their work and life commitments. 

“For people who are curious about professional development in responding to domestic and family violence, or those considering a career change, this scholarship is a wonderful way to get started with learning and have a taste of postgraduate study.”

QCDFVR Scholarship applications are now open and will close on Monday 21 August 2023 at 5pm. 

For more information on eligibility and selection criteria please visit: 230719-Scholarship-Application-FINAL.pdf (noviolence.org.au).

For enquiries, email qcdfvronline@cqu.edu.au.