CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

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 connected to ongoing research in the field, meaning you 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.


4 units (24 credit points)


  • Domestic and family violence

Standard entry requirements

  • 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
  • OrA completed AQF Diploma qualification with at least 5 years relevant* employment experience
  • OrAlternative 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), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0completed 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
  • OrTest 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)
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • OrAn 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study Domestic: $8,418
  • ATAR:  
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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