Course Title: Use research evidence to advance policy and practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0045

Course Title: Use research evidence to advance policy and practice

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2014

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to use research into a specialist area of practice and apply evidence to advance policy and practice in that area. This course may apply to work in a range of community service contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL701B Use research evidence to advance policy and practice


1.Evaluate current trends and practices

2.Evaluate current practice in relation to evidence-based best practice

3.Identify potential changes to policy and practice

4.Implement and evaluate strategic changes in policy and practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on a research report on current government policy and the impact on your organisation and role when responding to family violence. There will also be an in class presentation on your research findings.