Graduate Certificate in Autism (Online Delivery)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Autism is an online course that has been designed to provide professionals and parents with the knowledge and skills required to support the successful learning and employment of individuals on the autism spectrum in a variety of school, home and employment settings. This course takes a social justice perspective to creating successful learning and employment environments and programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

In the course of this degree you will examine the key principles of diagnosis and assessment, and reflect on how the history of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has led to current beliefs and the development of programs for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. You will learn to conduct environmental assessments and implement key strategies to adjust the environment and to build in structure and supports to enhance different learning environments for individuals on the autism spectrum. 

You will also review the current research on evidence-based practice and will be guided in utilising this research in practice for the implementation of effective learning and employment programs. You will have an opportunity to explore the latest research and knowledge in relevant areas such as use of technology, collaborative communities of practice, leadership, transitions, and self-determination of individuals on the autism spectrum.

You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Autism if you are interested in further study, with credit for all of the subjects (24 credit points) completed in the Graduate Certificate.

UAC 935131

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

UOW Online

Course Code

2116

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Special Admission Requirements:
Chinese Students Successful completion of 4 TPL Courses overseen by School of Education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Master of Education (Special Education) or Master of Autism, enabling completion within one year full-time equivalent.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$11,280 (2019)

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Special Admission Requirements:
Chinese Students Successful completion of 4 TPL Courses overseen by School of Education.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Master of Education (Special Education) or Master of Autism, enabling completion within one year full-time equivalent.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$12,912 (2019)

$12,912 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of autism spectrum disorder and demonstrate an understanding of the implications for learning, employment and professional practice.
2 Critically evaluate research and generate ideas for a comprehensive, socially inclusive approach to implementing learning and employment programs for individuals on the autism spectrum.
3 Demonstrate specialised technical and creative skills to implement learning and employment programs which incorporate the perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to inform practice.
4 Transfer knowledge and guide parents and professionals to create socially inclusive programs that empower the self-determination and self-advocacy of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
5 Make high level, independent judgements to employ evidence-informed practice and create inclusive environments for individuals on the autism spectrum in learning and employment settings.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Autism requires the successful completion of 24 credit points in accordance with the below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDGS951 Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS952 Learning Environments for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS953 Learning Curriculum and Plans for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn
EDGS954 Learning Futures for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring

 For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.