Graduate Certificate in Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Research and Practice

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Autumn Intake - April


Gender-based violence, including domestic and family violence, is a major public health and human rights issue and is highly prevalent both nationally and globally. Preventing and intervening in gender-based violence, and researching and evaluating ways of doing so, are important policy priorities for governments both in Australia and internationally.

The Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Research and Practice explores up-to-date evidence, knowledge and practice related to domestic and gender-based prevention, intervention, research and evaluation.

Course aims

  • Provide students with advanced knowledge of theory, policy and research that informs global and national responses to domestic and gender-based violence
  • Develop students’ research skills in in collecting data and conducting research and evaluation with women who have experienced violence, including measuring the prevalence, nature and extent of women's experiences of violence, and evaluating prevention and response programs to inform evidence-based practice and support funding applications.
  • Develop students’ practice skills in risk assessment, perpetrator intervention, working with victim/survivors including children and young people and strengthening the mother-child relationship.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for social workers, community service workers and health professionals at various stages of their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their career, move into a new field of professional practice or design and implement research projects within their current roles.

This course is also relevant to professionals working in research, policy, government, technical advisory or consultancy roles wishing to extend their knowledge in domestic and gender-based violence research and practice.

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