Globally and nationally, family violence prevention is recognised as a critical area for social change and transformation. There is increasing recognition among local and international governments and other bodies of the need for high level skills in family violence prevention to address this global social problem and achieve sustained change.
The course is designed to support social transformation for a violence free future, and will build your skills in a range of practice areas including child safety, men's behaviour change, health impacts of family violence, family violence in the criminal justice system and working with victims and survivors. The knowledge and skills you will gain are transferable across a wide range of professions and occupations where workers encounter domestic and family violence issues.
Designed to deliver specialised expertise in the area, this course draws on long-established deep relationships between Monash researchers, government, and a range of key professional organisations and non-government actors in the fields of family violence prevention, health, and law.
Through a multi-faceted approach including problem-solving, peer and team learning and blended learning platforms, you will develop an understanding of critical and theoretical debates focused on patterns of gendered violence. You'll gain an understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of gendered violence and develop dynamic skills applicable to a wide range of workforces and contexts.
Critical units focus on understanding the social underpinnings of family violence and criminal justice responses, as well as the role of health systems in the prevention of family violence.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you may be eligible for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Family Violence Prevention.