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Why study Gender and Family Violence Prevention?
With units delivered in intensive online blocks across Monash Arts, Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, the Monash Accident Research Centre and Law, you'll graduate with the skills, knowledge and tools you need to work towards ending family violence for good.
We draw on the extensive expertise in family violence prevention of researchers across Monash from Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Women's Mental Health Clinic, School of Primary and Allied Health Care and Monash Accident Research Centre.
The content and outcomes of the Graduate Certificate and Diploma of Family Violence Prevention have been mapped against the principles in the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications required for Specialist Family Violence practitioners.
Have enrolment questions? Please go to Monash Connect.
Family Violence Education Coordinator: Associate Professor Bridget Harris
The Graduate Certificate and Diploma of Family Violence Prevention are 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.
For more information about available units and enrolments, see the descriptions for the following courses:
Professional development courses
Family Violence Prevention Units can be taken individually as short courses, with the exception of the Family Violence Prevention Practicum (only available as part of the Graduate Diploma).
These units can taken on their own or be used as a pathway with credit towards the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.
- Gender and family violence
- Gender, violence and society: Criminal justice responses
- Using data to understand family violence
- Health and family violence
For enquiries and enrolments for Professional Development Courses please contact Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org. See also: Terms and conditions.
These Translation and Interpreting Studies Short Courses are intended for interpreters who have commenced working or who plan to work in settings involving cases of family violence. There are two levels available:
- Family Violence Level 1 - one day course (7 hours)
- Family Violence Level 2 - two-day course (14 hours)
These professional development short courses are run with the support of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria.
For more information and enquiries about the translation and interpreting studies short courses, please email email@example.com or call: (03) 9905 2123.
We are very interested in supervising Masters and PhD projects in Family Violence Prevention. Please contact Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon or Associate Professor Bridget Harris to discuss your interest in HDR research with us.
We welcome your inquiry about postgraduate study and you can find information about our faculty processes here. You can read about the fantastic work currently being done by our graduate research students here.
The Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre supervises a number of PhD, Masters and Honours projects. Our PhD and Masters programs sits within the Social & Political Sciences (SPS) Graduate Research Program which encompasses a range of disciplines including Anthropology, Criminology, Women's & Gender Studies, Human Geography, Politics and International Relations and Sociology. See Key researchers for indicative topics affiliated researchers supervise.
The Monash Doctoral Program is committed to excellence in research, in research training and student support. Within the SPS program, we provide a supportive environment that facilitates the timely and effective completion of a research project (the thesis). Our program incorporates expert, individualised supervision and an emphasis on research training and transferable skills to assist students in achieving research success and employment post study.
If you are interested in undertaking your PhD at the Monash GPS Centre, please visit the Social & Political Sciences Research Program page.
For details of the application process, including the Expression of Interest form and eligibility requirements, please visit the Arts ‘How to Apply’ website.
The Master of Arts and Master of Arts (Research Training) provide opportunities to study gender and family violence prevention, embedded within a broader Masters program. In addition, they provide a pathway to completing a PhD.
There are a number of scholarships available for graduate studies students.
We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
If you are an international or domestic graduate student moving to Melbourne for the first time, we have gathered helpful information from the move and living to Melbourne to finding childcare facilities. Find out more.