Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies - Mt Gravatt
|Program code||Program title||Award abbreviation||Location|
|3110||Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies||GCertSuicidePrevSt||Mt Gravatt|
|Host element||Duration||CRICOS code||Credit points||Semester/Trimester intakes|
|Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention||1 year part-time||40CP||S1|
About this program
The Graduate Certificate produces graduates who have a basic understanding of the practical and research issues within the field of suicide prevention. The central purpose of the program is to expose students to a variety of frameworks for understanding and working in suicide prevention.
The Masters provides an extension to the Graduate Certificate and produces graduates who are skilled in identifying a range of concerns regarding suicidal behaviours and their planned management at various levels. This program does not have a clinical perspective (treatment of suicidal behaviour), but emphasises the importance of scientific and research-based outcomes in evaluating current community approaches to suicide prevention.
This program is offered part-time in the following modes:
The Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies is offered part-time at the Mt Gravatt campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows. Lectures are scheduled over five weekends throughout the academic year to accommodate student employment obligations and logistical difficulties frequently associated with adult learning. All lecture weekends run from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies is offered in internet mode (i.e. fully online). You can access course materials, participate in discussion forums, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance but students can attend the weekend lectures if they wish. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential. International students residing outside Australia may enrol in this program.
These programs will benefit individuals working in or wishing to work in this speciality field across the health, education, law enforcement, emergency, clergy, social and community service sectors. The programs will provide graduates with scientifically based knowledge and practical expertise to deal with suicide in an academic, policy or practical context.