Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management

Swinburne University of Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management is unique in Australia; there are currently no other courses offering this specialised program to a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals. A key strength of the program is the practical focus on how to administer and interpret violence risk assessment tools, and how to formulate recommendations and effective risk management plans. The course will be taught by expert researchers and clinicians in this field, who will bring the course considerable credibility by virtue of their experience not only working with relevant clients, but investigating optimal approaches to violence risk assessment and management. This course is offered through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne, in collaboration with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare).

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,880
International: $13,880

Entry Requirements:

Recognised 3-year bachelor degree in one of the following: Medicine/Psychiatry; Social work; Psychology; Nursing; Occupational therapy; Youth work; Child and family studies; or completion of bachelor degrees in other relevant disciplines will be considered. Applicants who do not hold an appropriate qualification: A minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience; Submission of 500 to 750 word statement demonstrating suitability to the course; Interview. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


50 credit points: 4 units

Subjects you can Study:

Specialist forensic assessment and risk management

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Forensic Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Part time 1 year
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Online

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