Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

The first of its kind in Australia, this specialist course is designed for frontline workers, policy developers and any professionals who come into contact with domestic violence victims or perpetrators. Learn about the dynamics and types of abuse, prevalence and contributing factors. Develop specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence. Learn techniques for working with victims of abuse, including risk assessments and developing safety plans. Study online from anywhere in the world.


4 core units


  • Domestic violence

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline or a completed Diploma or higher qualification in nursing, education, children's services, child psychology, social work, law, criminology, conflict management, dispute resolution, community services work or related area and two years (full-time) of experience working with victims, perpetrators, or others affected by domestic violence (Recognised Prior Learning)
  • Or five years (full-time) of experience working with victims, perpetrators, or others affected by domestic violence, including at least 12 months (full-time) in a middle or upper management or a policy role (Recognised Prior Learning).

Study pathways

Students may be eligible to receive advanced standing/ credit from their studies in this graduate certificate in selected masters courses. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $15,600 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

Further information

This course is suitable for frontline workers such as police, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, legal advocates, lawyers, mediators, court staff, health care workers, youth workers, probation and parole staff and child protection officers, among others. It's also a key course for any staff working in policy or support roles in this area. Study online from anywhere in the world.

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