One of the best defences against domestic and family violence is knowledge. This knowledge is powerful for those who offer services to meet the needs of adults and children affected by domestic and family violence.
The Certificate of Domestic and Family Violence will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence. You will also discover how to promote awareness in the community and act as an advocate.
In this online professional development program, you will learn how to use appropriate counselling and facilitation skills to support victims of domestic and family violence. This will enable you to thoroughly explore client issues and identify possible options by providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to actively seek solutions.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to work within the community as an advocate and to provide appropriate support to those affected by domestic and family violence.
Unit 1 - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Women and children at risk
The Danger Assessment Scale (DA)
Types of abuse
Child abuse allegations
Family violence orders
Develop rapport and confidence
Accurate exchange of information
Effective / negative behaviours
Urgency and eligibility
Abuse and power
Urgent client assistance
Strategies for intervention
Law and ethics
Unit 2 - Promote community awareness of domestic and family violence
Domestic violence information
Community activities services
Gaps and inadequacies in services
Community service organisations
Reciprocity with organisations
Design and evaluate programs
Domestic violence awareness
Education programs / campaigns
Unit 3 - Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
Establish client confidence / relationship
Review existing case information
Conduct client interviews
Characteristics of perpetrators
Model of intervention
Perpetrators of violence
Types of abuse
Services and resources
Encourage client self-determination
Positive lifestyle practices
Future service and support
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.