Scholarship Opportunity – Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention
Location: Online and on campus
Enrolment type: Full-time
Duration: 6 months
Timeframe: For successful scholarship candidates, the course will commence in May 2022 and assessment for the final unit will be completed by October 2022.
Remuneration: Tuition only - course fees will be covered. This is equivalent to $12,700 for the 24-credit point degree.
The Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention 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.
24 scholarships are available for family violence victim-survivors. These scholarships have been supported in recognition of the need to increase opportunities for victim-survivors to pursue academic qualifications with the goal of entering family violence policy, practice or advocacy roles.
These Graduate Certificate scholarships are funded as part of a Victorian Government program of research led by the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC). The MGFVPC is at the forefront of research and education aimed at preventing domestic and family violence. The Centre is contributing to transformative social change aimed at ending all form of domestic and family violence by providing an evidence base for policy change i) to better support and protect those experiencing family violence; and ii) address the cultural and economic drivers that underpin it.
The successful applicants will complete the Monash Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention in 2022. The Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention includes four units, all delivered in fully flexible mode:
- APG4223 Gender and Family Violence
- APG4224 Gender, Family Violence and Criminal Justice Responses
- APG5076 Health and Family Violence
- APG5075 Using Data to understand Family Violence
The four units provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing family violence prevention.
The successful scholarship holders will enrol as a cohort and will be offered access to a range of professional development opportunities, including training, peer mentoring, and research seminars. The scholarship holders will benefit from teaching provided by research leaders in domestic and family violence, policy and practice reform, primary prevention and gender equality.
Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The applicant will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. Social Science at Monash is diverse and vibrant, including research expertise in geography, sociology, politics and sustainability transitions. We have a strong and supportive research culture, led by internationally recognised scholars successful in attracting national and international competitive funding.
Victim-survivor experience: This scholarship opportunity is designed to specifically support family violence victim-survivors to gain a Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention qualification.
Qualifications: An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline with at least 50% average, or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the Faculty (e.g. 5 years of work experience in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences).
English requirements: Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements: Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
This scholarship opportunity is open to domestic students only.
Applications from First Nations candidates are strongly encouraged.
Applicants should ensure they familiarise themselves with the course requirements before deciding whether they should apply. For more information please visit Applications and Fees.
Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time.
Timeframe for study completion
The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by April 2022. Commencement will be expected by May 2022. Assessment for the final unit will be completed by October 2022.
Submit an Expression of Interest
EOIs shall comprise:
- A candidate statement that includes a brief outline of the applicant’s interest in the course, family violence policy, practice and/or advocacy ambitions, and a completed declaration for eligibility.
- A curriculum vitae,
- A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation,
- Copy of identity document
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at 11:59pm AEDT
For any queries related to the submission form, please contact Harshita Rupanagudi, Program Officer, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, at Harshita.Rupanagudi@monash.edu
For any queries related to the Graduate Certificate of Family Violence Prevention, please contact Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Director, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, at firstname.lastname@example.org