Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The first of its kind in Australia, this specialist course is designed for frontline workers, policy developers and any professionals who come into contact with domestic violence victims or perpetrators. Learn about the dynamics and types of abuse, prevalence and contributing factors. Develop specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence. Learn techniques for working with victims of abuse, including risk assessments and developing safety plans. Study online from anywhere in the world.
4 core units
- Domestic violence
Standard entry requirements
- Completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline or a completed Diploma or higher qualification in nursing, education, children's services, child psychology, social work, law, criminology, conflict management, dispute resolution, community services work or related area and two years (full-time) of experience working with victims, perpetrators, or others affected by domestic violence (Recognised Prior Learning)
- Or five years (full-time) of experience working with victims, perpetrators, or others affected by domestic violence, including at least 12 months (full-time) in a middle or upper management or a policy role (Recognised Prior Learning).
Students may be eligible to receive advanced standing/ credit from their studies in this graduate certificate in selected masters courses. QUT advanced standing rules apply.
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This course is suitable for frontline workers such as police, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, legal advocates, lawyers, mediators, court staff, health care workers, youth workers, probation and parole staff and child protection officers, among others. It's also a key course for any staff working in policy or support roles in this area. Study online from anywhere in the world.