Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course addresses the knowledge and skills required to understand and respond to domestic and family violence within the context of working with families. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake and manage professional practice and ongoing professional development in responding to domestic and family violence.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain that domestic violence is an abuse of power in relationships

2. Explain legislation and policies relating to domestic violence

3. Identify the impact of domestic violence on children

4. Formulate interventions to address domestic violence


  1. Social, historical, political and economic context of domestic and family violence.
  2. Theoretical perspectives informing responses to domestic and family violence.
  3. Legislative and practice frameworks
  4. Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
  5. Impacts of domestic and family violence on children & family work
  6. Skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation relating to interventions in domestic and family violence.

Assumed knowledge

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (Counselling, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or equivalent) or equivalent professional experience in the field.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity

Professional Task: Professional Task 1

Essay: Essay

Professional Task: Professional Task 2