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Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Education in Autism?

A Graduate Certificate of Education in Autism provides a deep understanding of how to create effective learning environments for people on the autism spectrum. It prepares you with an in-depth awareness of the strengths and challenges people with autism face in education and how to effectively respond to them. You will graduate better equipped to teach children with autism and creating inclusive learning environments.
Using a ‘person first’ approach, you will increase understanding of autism, and develop and apply positive support skills to effectively engage learners in a range of educational environments. You will learn how to create supportive learning environments to shift away from traditional views of autism to contemporary practice and authentic inclusive education. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply a person-first perspective to find the best solutions to issues.
  • Identify and analyse biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with autism in educational practice.
  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of autism theory.
  • Design and implement effective educational environments aligned to the strengths of students with autism.
Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
Full-time: 5 months Part-time: 11 months
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity to support people with autism across a range of educational environments. You will find employment in schools, TAFEs and universities, as well as external government and not-for-profit agencies focused on education.

Potential career paths

  • Special Education Teacher
    Average salary: $79,353 - $113,252
  • Disability Support Manager
    Average salary: $81,596 - $128,133
  • Education Consultant
    Average salary: $84,375 - $127,193
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I am passionate about fostering a sense of belonging and wellbeing among our community of learners. Believing that cultivating strong supportive inclusive relationships leads to academic success.
Jeannette Keser
Program Director, Education

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These three core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.
  • Person-Centred Approach | PFA401
  • Autism Support across the Lifespan | ASL402
  • Autism: Contemporary Practices | ACP601

Requirements

Choose one elective subject below.
  • Innovation for Education | IED402
  • Design Thinking for Education | DTE401
  • Technology and Education | TED403
  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Managing People and Teams | MGMT6009
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGMT6000

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about education, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of education scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the education industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australia University
The below is an alternative option.
Relevant professional experience includes those who are currently working in education-related fields and teachers holding alternative qualifications.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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