Acquire skills in domestic violence prevention and trauma care
If you are interested in studying the tools and services available to those in need and have a passion of caring for others, then upskilling your knowledge in domestic violence responses could be the choice for you.
Our Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses will allow you to apply risk assessment tools in actual cases and learn more about the impact of domestic violence on victims, carers and the community. You will gain skills in the prevention of violence and care during trauma as you study the risks and characteristics of domestic homicide and suicide.
As a graduate in domestic violence responses studies, you will stand out from the crowd when taking the next step in your career. With the unique specialisation in this important field, you will be fully prepared to provide insight to a range of services and programs working to intervene, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence. The Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses builds on integrated responses and whole-of-society efforts, regardless of where you work.
You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12-15 hours of study per week and unit.
It’s essential that those who work with victims, perpetrators and others affected by domestic violence understand what domestic violence looks like and how it operates. This unit uses contemporary social science research to explain the current state of knowledge about domestic violence. The unit also provides extra teaching and learning support to ensure student success and provides a sound basis for the rest of the units in the Graduate Certificate of Domestic Violence.
Although the domestic violence units can be taken in any order, it is strongly recommended that students commence with JSQ201, especially those who have taken a break from study or have limited experience with online learning. This unit aims to provide core knowledge based on the latest research about the dynamics of domestic violence to inform professional practise and further study.
This subject includes specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence, including investigating the impact of trauma on child development.
The research evidence on abuse of pregnant women, the relationship between domestic violence and child maltreatment, and trauma is scattered across multiple fields of scholarship and practice. This unit synthesises research from multiple disciplines to inform students’ practice.
This unit aims to provide core knowledge based on the latest research about the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence to inform professional practice and further study.
Domestic and family homicides make up for approximately 45% of all homicides in Queensland and a significant proportion of all homicides of women worldwide. However, research evidence is rarely integrated into professional practice in the very fields where they are key for prevention.
This unit aims to provide knowledge based on the latest research about the risks and characteristics of domestic homicide and suicide inform professional practice and further study. This will help students understand what kind of action or intervention is necessary to to prevent violence.
This unit focuses on working in the domestic violence sector. Students will explore trauma-informed approaches to working with victims and survivors. Students will also learn how to identify and respond to the needs of diverse populations and work in diverse contexts. Students will learn to address strategies for self-care and professional well-being.
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