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Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses
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Acquire skills in domestic violence prevention and trauma care

If you are interested in studying the tools and services available to those in need and have a passion of caring for others, then upskilling your knowledge in domestic violence responses could be the choice for you.

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.

This qualification has been assessed as being an equivalent qualification for the purposes of the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications policy for employment in specialist family violence practitioner roles in Victoria.

For more information download our ‘Qualification Self-Assessment against the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications for Victorian Specialist Family Violence Practitioners‘.

Real Students, Real Experiences

“One of the biggest things that worked for me, was that I could ask as many questions as I wanted to the online learning advisors and they were always happy to answer”

Carly – Graduate | Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses

Start your application process today to secure your future with QUT Online.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses with:
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline, and two years full-time (or equivalent) approved and relevant work experience; or

  • five years (full-time) experience working with victims, perpetrators or others affected by domestic violence.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course Units

You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12-15 hours of study per week and unit.


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Career opportunities

Further study may be required for some of these career outcomes.

Case worker

Take on the cases of individuals and provide them with advocacy, information or other services.


Give guidance to individuals on their personal or psychological problems.

Police Officer

Enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests to keep the public peace.

Social worker

Help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources to resolve problems.

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