|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Social Services||Award||Specialist Certificate|
|Course||Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Sex Offender Management)|
|Partner Faculty||Faculty of Arts, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
The course was developed in response to a request by Corrections Victoria for a professional development program for correctional staff with responsibility for the case management of sexual offenders.
The subjects will be delivered by Dr Mayumi Purvis, who holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Melbourne, and Ms Simone Shaw, who holds a Masters in Forensic Psychology. Both Dr Purvis and Ms Shaw are experienced practitioners in this field. No accredited training of this type is currently available in Victoria or elsewhere in Australia.
|Course Description|| |
|Delivery Mode||This course is only offered as an intensive delivery comprising two subjects completed over a 12 month period. The minimum number of students must be met in order to proceed with the delivery of the course. This is confirmed approximately four weeks prior to the commencement date.|
|Who Should Apply||Professionals who work in a specialist capacity with sexual offenders or who are preparing to work with sexual offenders in the future. Professionals who have demonstrated capacity to manage challenging and complex offenders.|
This award requires successful completion of the following two compulsory subjects and their associated assessment:
|Assessment||Assessment for each subject will be group work based on a case study and a two-hour examination comprised of multiple choice and short-essay questions. The in-class assessment will take place on the final day of each subject.|
|Additional Information||This course comprises two subjects which are delivered intensively face-to-face. There is no capacity for distance learning. To support learning, students are provided with a course notes folder and readings for the program - this will be selected readings relevant to particular topics, and presentations delivered throughout the program.|
|Academic and Teaching Team|| |
Dr Mayumi Purvis
|Entry Requirements||Students undertaking this course should meet one of the following entry criteria: |
|Course Fees||Fees in 2017 are $6,344 for the whole course ($3,172 per subject).|
|Fee Inclusions||Fees include tuition, course materials and access to on-line resources & catering (morning and afternoon tea) during the intensive delivery of subjects. |
In particular it will include a text book written by two of the presenters: Purvis, M., Ward, T. & Shaw, S. (2013). Applying the Good Lives Model to the Case Management of Sexual Offenders: A Practical Guide for Probation Officers, Parole Officers, and Case Workers. Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press.
As enrolled students of the University of Melbourne, students have access to a range of facilities and amenities provided by the University of Melbourne.
|FEE HELP||Fee-Help is a loan from the Australian Government to cover award tuition fees (for the Specialist Certificate only, not for a single subject) and is available to Australian Citizens only.|
|Key Dates||Closing date for applications is 3 weeks before the course starts.|
|Delivery Dates and Times|| |
CRIM90022 Introduction to Sex Offender Management (12.5 points) 29 May - 2 June 2017
CRIM90023 Advanced Practice in Sex Offender Management (12.5 points) 24 - 28 July 2017
CRIM90022 Introduction to Sex Offender Management (12.5 points) 11 - 15 September 2017
CRIM90023 Advanced Practice in Sex Offender Management (12.5 points) 23 - 27 October 2017
|Delivery Venue||Old Arts, University of Melbourne Parkville campus, Melbourne|
|Related courses and subjects||Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability)|
|Contact||Program Coordinator - Rebecca Phelps|
Phone - (03) 9035 4043