Elevate your career with this industry focused qualification in family violence, specialising in working with men

Progress your career in the health and community services sector broadly, or the family violence sector and/or men’s behaviour change (MBC) 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 meets all equivalency principles for work as a family violence practitioner. The course aims to produce professionals who are effective - lifelong learners who can realise and capitalise on opportunities afforded by emerging research, and practice and prevention initiatives relating to men’s behaviour change and family violence work.

The Graduate Certificate offers studies in gendered violence and the integrated service system, while the working with men specialisation offers specific electives contributing to men's behaviour change facilitation, and includes a 75-hour placement component.

The course objectives focus on the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled MBC practitioners within the field. The course also offers a specialisation in prevention and practice. Graduates of the working with men specialisation of the course can look forward to employment within men’s behaviour change and/or the family violence sector more broadly.

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

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Award granted
Graduate Certificate
Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Part Time, 1 year.
Start dates
26 February, 22 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.