Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

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.


4 core units


  • Domestic violence

Standard entry requirements

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline
  • Ora completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline, and two years full-time (or equivalent) approved and relevant work experience
  • Orfive years (full-time) experience working with victims, perpetrators or others affected by domestic violence.

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.

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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