Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||25 credit points taken over 6 months part time.|
Dr Mayumi Purvis
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Currently enrolled and future students:
The course has been 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 proposed course is modelled on the Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability) that has been provided by the University of Melbourne since 2009, and comprises two subjects (Introduction to Sexual Offender Management and Advanced Practice in Sexual Offender Management). The subject 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.
The course gives participants the requisite knowledge about sexual offenders and case management practice approaches, together with practical skills in the assessment and effective management of this complex and difficult offender population. This knowledge will assist practitioners to meet their professional responsibilities successfully and with the utmost confidence in their intervention practices.
Students who complete the course should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students must complete 2 core subjects listed below. Students must attend all sessions of the course unless a specific exemption is granted by the program coordinator.
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Study Period Commencement:
April, May, October
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Applicants who meet the entry requirements for the following MCRIM programs, who have successfully completed the Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability) or the Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Sexual Offender Management), will be eligible for:
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Though participation in the course and completion of assessment students should acquire skills in:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/som/|
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