Elevate your career with this industry focused qualification in family violence, specialising in prevention and practice

Progress your career in the health and community services sector broadly, or the family violence sector in particular, by undertaking this practical and theoretical course that has been developed in consultation with industry, academics and associated stakeholders.

The Graduate Certificate in Family Violence is designed to deliver specialised expertise in the area of domestic and family violence work. An evidence-based and industry relevant qualification, it is responsive to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, and aims to produce professionals who can respond critically to current and future needs of the industry.

The course objectives focus on the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners within the field. It aims to develop professionals who can respond critically to the current and future needs of their industry, and who are effective - lifelong learners who can realise and capitalise on opportunities afforded by emerging research, and prevention initiatives relating to family violence work.

The Graduate Certificate offers studies in gendered violence, the integrated service system, risk management and both tertiary and primary prevention of family violence. Graduates can look forward to employment within the health and community services or the family violence sector.

The prevention and practice specialisation offers specific electives relating to primary and tertiary prevention. The course also offers a specialisation in working with men.

Further information about Chisholm's accreditation as a Higher Education provider can be found at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (QILT) websites.

Download the course entry requirements.

Award granted
Graduate Certificate
Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 6 months. Part Time, 1 year.
Start dates
24 July

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and aligned to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 8

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.