Develop advanced technical skills and knowledge to improve educational outcomes
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs.
Informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, the Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) focuses on problem solving from a person first perspective. The person first approach allows situations to be tackled from the perspective of the individual, and by doing so shifts the focus from a passive acceptance from the person at the centre of the issue to a more active role where their individual needs are actively considered.
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) also includes topics specific to issues facing contemporary educators, such as Autism, Mental Health and Learning Differences.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) can progress to further postgraduate studies in related fields of education. They can also advance and diversify their position in the education field, such as advisory roles. Further, a qualification in special education opens opportunities for Graduates to work in special schools as well as expert roles in mainstream schools.
N.B. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.