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Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Gender-based Violence Research and Practice

Course code: GC-DGBVRP

Domestic and gender-based violence is a serious and pervasive public health and human rights issue. There is an urgent need to ensure that anyone whose work is touched by domestic and gender-based violence is adequately trained to respond to and to help prevent current and future violence. This is reflected in the introduction to mandatory minimum qualifications for specialist family violence practitioners in Victoria from July 2021.

This course is offered between the Department of Social Work and School of Population and Global Health and has been designed for social workers, community service workers and health professionals at various stages of their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their career or move into a new field of professional practice. This course is also relevant to professionals working in research, policy or government roles wishing to extend their domestic and gender-based violence research and prevention.

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kNOwVAWdata course: Applied learning to measure violence against women

The University of Melbourne in partnership with UNFPA, ANROWS and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is pleased to offer the kNOwVAWdata training program; a course specifically tailored toward Violence Against Women (VAW) prevalence data, data literacy, measurement and analysis.

You will find this program valuable if you are a representative from a national statistics office, government agency, women’s or gender machinery, or if you are a practitioner, researcher or consultant addressing violence against women.

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Domestic and Family Violence online course

Subject code: HLTH90007

The domestic and family violence reform agenda has recognised that up skilling the workforce is a central aspect of preventing current and future violence. This subject provides foundational knowledge in addressing domestic and family violence, and the content is informed by cultural, structural, relational and individual understandings of domestic and family violence.

This online subject focuses on gendered patterns of domestic and family violence, the impact on children living with violence and abuse, and issues of diversity. It is aimed at a board range of professionals whose job involves responding to the impact of domestic and family violence.

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Researching Violence Against Women

Subject code: GEND90015

This one week intensive subject draws on international best practice guidelines for measuring violence against women. It is an applied research subject designed to equip students with skills to collect data or conduct research and evaluation with women who have experienced violence.

The subject will support students to understand the theory behind the research methods and develop appropriate skills to measure the prevalence, nature and extent of women’s experiences of violence; evaluate prevention and response programs; and use evidence to support funding applications. It will cover skills required to conduct and/or commission research in this sensitive area safely and ethically, thereby preventing further harm to families.

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