Academic Programmes

  • Accredited and awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Organised by the Executive Counselling & Training Academy

Registration

The first intake commences in February 2018.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact:Joel Chua
Office: 6346 6411
Email: info@ecta.edu.sg

 

Course Structure

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face and Online Learning

Four core subjects to be completed within 12 months.

FBS80001

Core Skills in Forensic Practice (Online)

FBS80003

Principles of Violence Risk Assessment & Management (Online)

FBS80004

Advanced Violence Risk Assessment (Online)

FBS80005

Mental Disorder and Offending (Face-to-Face)

Course Aims

The course provides advanced training in how and under what circumstances to conduct standardised risk assessments on a range of violent behaviours (e.g. interpersonal violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence) and how to devise appropriate management plans to reduce any identified risks. Graduates will attain specialised knowledge of the principles, approaches and methods relevant to these type of risk assessment and management plans.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of theory in the specialised area of violence risk assessment and management
  • apply specialised knowledge of the principles, approaches and methods relevant to violence risk assessment and management
  • demonstrate the capacity to comprehend, synthesise and critically evaluate complex information required to undertake risk assessment and management
  • identify and analyse relevant information to undertake a comprehensive violence risk assessment and generate appropriate risk management strategies
  • apply communication skills to formulate and transmit the outcomes of forensic risk assessment and appropriate management strategies to a diverse audience
  • adapt knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts and potential client groups, independently and responsibly
  • demonstrate judgement in applying the principles of violence risk assessment and the ability to effectively communicate findings to others
  • demonstrate ability to apply the principles of violence risk assessment and management with integrity and informed by relevant ethical considerations.

 

Course Assessments

The course assessments are available in the Course Guidebook which will be given on the day of the Pre-Course Administration briefing and course orientation session. Members of the public can have access to the information by calling or e-mailing ECTA.

FBS80001: Core Skills in Forensic Practice (12.5 Credit Points)
1 written essay


FBS80003: Principles of Violence Risk Assessment and Management (12.5 Credit Points)
1 presentation, 3 case studies


FBS80004: Advanced Violence Risk Assessment and Management (12.5 Credit Points)
1 written assessment, 2 case studies, and 1 written essay


FBS80005: Mental Disorder and Offending (12.5 Credit Points)
1 presentation, 1 case study, 1 written assessment, and 1 written essay


Duration

The Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management is a 12-months programme consisting of 4 subject units totalling 396 contact hours.

Duration: Full-time, 12 months

Next Intake: February 2018

Contact Hours (face-to-face) :96
Contact Hours (online) :300
Total Hours: 396

Graduating Criteria

The graduation criteria are available in the Course Guidebook which will be given on the day of the Pre-Coruse Administration briefing and course orientation session. Members of the public can have access to the information by calling or e-mailing ECTA for information.

Upon graduation, students will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management. Please click here for sample certificate.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

  • A recognised Bachelor's degree

Non-Graduate Special Entry

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience
  • Submission of 500 - 750 word statement demonstrating their suitability to the course
  • Face-to-face interview or via telephone

Applicants who do not hold an appropriate qualification but who have relevant work experience (e.g. in mental health settings, social work, hospitals, prisons and custodial institutions, police force, legal settings) may be granted entry on the basis of the applicant’s suitability for the program.

Students are expected to be computer literate and to have internet access.

Introduction

This course provides training in assessments of a range of violent behaviours (e.g. interpersonal violence, sexual violence, marital violence, alcohol and drug-related violence) and devising appropriate management plans.

The on-site unit provides the opportunity to develop conceptual knowledge of specific populations where risk assessments are often encountered (e.g. mentally disordered offenders, substance misusing offenders, personality disordered offenders).

The first intake commences in February 2018.

Course Fees

$10,225.03 (including GST) is inclusive of tuition fees, SUT materials fees and online library, professional indemnity, fee protection scheme premium and graduation in Singapore.

A non-refundable application fee of $150.00* (excluding GST) is payable upon submission of "Application Form for Admission" to Swinburne University of Technology. The course fees are payable in 3 instalments.

Course Fee

$8,500.00 (excluding GST)

Administrative Fee

$850.00 (excluding GST)

Application Fee

$150.00 (excluding GST) (*Refundable if application is not approved)

Fee Protection Scheme Premium

$56.10 (excluding GST)

Total Fees

$9,556.10 (excluding GST)

Total Fees

$10,225.03 (including GST)

(All fees stated above are subject to revision)


Please refer to the Fee Payment Structure for more information.