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Principles of Family Violence Intervention Micro-credential

STARTS: August 2024
Madras Street

Enhance your professional capabilities with knowledge and skills in an important area of social practice.

Family violence intervention is a large and growing sector, responding to a very considerable public health issue that’s increasingly the target of current government policy.

If you're working in health, social work or related fields, this micro-credential provides an excellent opportunity for professional development. Areas covered include: the nature and prevalence of family violence including mediating factors; the context of family violence (historical influences and current issues); responses and intervention strategies; quality and effectiveness of intervention practice; applying theory to practice settings; social sustainability; and assessment of vulnerability. A whānau-centric approach is also central, and explores connecting Māori aspirations to whānau safety, supporting and empowering whānau, and kaupapa-centric response strategies.

The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will enable you to undertake a reliable and fair-minded assessment of service-related safety needs in family violence case scenarios.

Most of your study will be online, but you’ll also attend two, full-day, on-site wananga.

Please note: to study this micro-credential, you must be employed or volunteering in a relevant role.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$634 - $663 per year

A Bachelor's degree

Applicants need to also be employed or volunteer in a relevant role.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Core courses
Elective courses

Career opportunities

Workforce capability and capacity in this sector is a well-documented target and is a growing focus of government policy. Opportunities exist within specific family violence prevention service agencies, along with more general family, community and government services across child protection, corrections, police, allied health and justice.

Study pathways

Related study options at Ara include the Bachelor of Social Work and the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision.

Principles of Family Violence Intervention Micro-credential

PART-TIME - 12 Weeks

Enhance your professional capabilities with knowledge and skills in an important area of social practice.

Type Other
Code G21189
Next Starts August 2024
Credits 10
Level 7
Available Part time Yes
Reference G21189-STRU

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$634 - $663 per year
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Principles of Family Violence Intervention
Start date: 12 August 2024

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Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants need to also be employed or volunteer in a relevant role.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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