This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management, provided by Swinburne University of Technology (RTO Code 3059).
Who is this program designed for?
The Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management is designed for people with experience working with family violence and experienced practitioners in the health and community service sectors. The course is tailored for people who currently work in, or wish to work in, men’s behaviour change (MBC) programs. In the course, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills for co-facilitating MBC groups and working with men who use family violence.
What does the course consist of?
The Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management is designed for practitioners who currently work in, or wish to work in men’s behaviour change (MBC) programs. In the course, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills for co-facilitating MBC groups and working alongside men who use family violence to support shifts towards transformative change.
This course is experiential, embedded in the process of learning through the experience of doing. The course will explore frameworks and theories which support invitational, collaborative practice and foster deliberate self-reflection.
What are the entry requirements?
A minimum three-year tertiary qualification or equivalent in an associated field (equivalency may include significant work experience* in a community sector organisation in a role involving assessment and case management services).
Men’s Behaviour Change Program attendance
Upon completion of the course, we strongly recommend that you are able to evidence attendance of work and/or observation at a Men’s Behaviour Change Group which total at least 10 sessions. This corresponds with the Practice Minimum Standard (9.2) which details the minimum experience required to be an MBCP facilitator: https://www.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-06/Mens-Behaviour-Change-Program-Minimum-Standards.pdf
What does the application process entail?
Once applications are open, apply via Swinburne’s website here.
- Applicants are required to submit a resume/CV clearly detailing roles and duties, and duration of posts held, as well as copies of qualifications and academic transcripts
- If you are interested in a funded spot (which we are in the process of requesting), in your application please attach a general letter of support from a Men’s Behaviour Change organisation that you are linked to. This may be one you are working in, one that your organisation is linked to where you have previously observed MBC groups
- All applicants will need to demonstrate literacy and numeracy competencies when applying
- Applicants will be required to attend an interview conducted by No to Violence For more information to Swinburne’s application process, click here
I’ve applied through Swinburne, what’s next?
Once applications have closed, No to Violence will shortlist applicants and Swinburne will contact them to organise an interview if successful.
What are the course units?
· Promote accountability and assist users of domestic and family violence to accept responsibility (CHCDFV010) · Establish change promoting relationship with users of domestic and family violence (CHCDFV009) · Plan and conduct group activities (CHCGRP002) · Facilitate goal directed planning (CHCCSM001) · Implement case management practice (CHCCSM002) · Work with carers and/or families in complex situations (CHCCSM003) · Undertake advanced client assessment (CHCCSM008) · Manage and promote diversity (CHCDIV003) · Lead own professional development (CHCPRP006) · Lead and influence ethical practice (BSBLDR806)
Is this course linked to Family Safety Victoria’s MBC Minimum Standards?
Completion of this course enables one of Family Safety Victoria’s MBC Minimum Standards requirements (holding a graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in men’s family violence) to be met for becoming a principle facilitator. For more information about these requirements, refer to page 13 of the standards.
How much does the course cost?
Currently the course cost is $6,860 (for those who are granted a Skills First government subsidised place). All spots are fully funded for 2021.
What qualifications will I receive once I complete this course?
You will receive a Graduate Certificate qualification via Swinburne.
How will I receive my results, and will there be a graduation ceremony?
You will receive your results and testamur in the mail after you finish your course, you can attend the Swinburne graduation ceremony where you will be presented with a Swinburne tube on stage. All other graduates will receive this on stage too.
Want more information?
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