Graduate Certificate in Autism*

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 principals 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.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

2116

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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 Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

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.

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Special Admission Requirements:

Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a combination of tertiary training qualifications, and professional experience that are equivalent to a three-year degree.

Credit Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Distance

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Autism will be able to:

  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, comprising the subjects listed below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDGS951Autism and Learning6Autumn, Spring
EDGS952Learning Environments for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum6Autumn, Spring
EDGS953Learning Curriculum and Plans for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum6Autumn
EDGS954Learning Futures for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum6Spring

 

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.