Masters Degree in Family Studies

March 17, 2012

The Family Action Centre in conjunction with Interrelate Family Centres is developing a Masters Degree in Family Studies. They would like this program to assist you to meet your organisation’s changing needs for qualified staff, and to be relevant and applicable to many different professions employed in your sector. They have developed a short survey consulting with organisations and individuals about the needs for post graduate qualifications in the sector.

The Family Action Centre would be greatly appreciative if you could do ONE or BOTH of the following:

1. Complete the survey yourself;


2. Pass the survey on to someone in your organisation who you believe is well placed to respond, either on behalf of the organisation, describing the educational needs for post graduate qualifications in the workforce as a whole; or as an individual who may consider post graduate study themselves.

To complete the survey, click on the link below or paste it into your browser:

The Family Action Centre will use the responses from the survey to tailor the Masters program to the needs of the sector and they will keep you informed of the possibilities for post graduate study if you indicate an interest in further information.

Please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Hartman on 02 49216749 or by email if you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Lucy Bollard
Project Officer
Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA)
PO Box 326, DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600
t 02 6162 1811
f 02 6162 1794


The Family Action Centre and Interrelate Family Centres wants to thank those of you who have already filled out the survey about a proposed Masters in Family Studies. There is clearly a lot of interest in post-graduate study in the sector.

The survey question No 11, on content areas that may be relevant to your workforce, did not list all individual courses available in the proposed program. The Family Action Centre and Interrelate Family Centres are pleased to advise that a specific course on Family and Domestic Violence is included in the broad practice areas of Post-separation service practice, Family Dispute Resolution, Family Counselling and Well-being of children and young people. The issues of family and domestic violence and child abuse will also be covered in several other courses in the proposed Masters program. Our apologies for not making the important areas of Domestic and Family Violence and Child Abuse explicit in this question.

The Family Action Centre and Interrelate Family Centres cannot change the survey now to make these options explicit, but please rest assured that they are included in the program. If you have not yet completed the survey, and are interested in issues of Family & Domestic Violence please select Post-separation service practice, Family Dispute Resolution and/or Family Counselling. You can also indicate a specific interest by selecting other and stating your interest. The Family Action and Interrelate Family Centres Centre will keep you informed about the availability of this proposed national post-graduate program.

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