Master of Autism (Online Delivery)

Course summary

The Master of Autism is an online course designed to enable professionals and parents to lead the development and implementation of strategies that support individuals on the autism spectrum.

This degree takes a social justice perspective to supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum by focussing on creating successful learning, education and employment programs in early childhood and school settings, and employment environments.

What You Study

Students will develop the knowledge and expertise necessary to analyse and translate current autism research in areas such as the use of technology, communities of practice, leadership, transitions, and aetiology and biology of autism spectrum disorder. Students will use these skills to evaluate current practices, establish socially inclusive policies and structures, and implement evidence-based learning and employment programs that enable and support the strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum.

UAC 935130

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

UOW Online

Course Code

460

Duration

1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

935130

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 (or equivalent) in any area with an average mark of at least 65.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate will count as credit towards the Master of Education (Special Education) and 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)

$33,840 (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 (or equivalent) in any area with an average mark of at least 65.


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) and Master of Autism, enabling completion within one year full-time equivalent.

RECORD CHECK

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check

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)

$38,736 (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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice related to learning, employment, social inclusion and professional practice for individuals on the autism spectrum in national and/or international contexts.
2 Conduct independent research and inquiry, involving theoretical conceptualisation, innovative ideas and personal initiative to design, evaluate, implement, and analyse research related to socially inclusive practice for individuals on the autism spectrum.
3 Demonstrate expert, specialised technical and creative skills to implement learning and employment programs which incorporate the perspectives and empower the self-determination and self-advocacy of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
4 Demonstrate professional leadership to undertake key roles in research and practice and to interpret, communicate and transfer research knowledge and skills to empower individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents, and professionals.
5 Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise information to make high level, independent judgements regarding evidence-informed practice and to solve complex problems to facilitate the inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum in education and employment programs.

Course Structure

The Master of Autism requires:

  1. The successful completion of 72 credit points, comprising:  
    1. 48 credit points of core subjects. EDGZ921 and EDGS951 must be completed within the first session of study. EDGS936 must be completed in the final session of the degree; and 
    2. 24 credit points selected from the list of electives.
  2. No more than 24 credit points will be at 800 level. 

Recommended progression for students commencing in Autumn session

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn Session
EDGZ921 Introduction To Research & Inquiry 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2019/2020
EDGS951 Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS953 Learning Curriculum and Plans for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn
EDGS956 Leading Collaborative Communities for Lifelong Learning 6 Autumn
Spring Session
EDGS952 Learning Environments for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS954 Learning Futures for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring
EDGS955 Research-Informed Practice and the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring
Plus one subject selected from the list of recommended electives, or from another relevant specialisation with approval from the program coordinator
Year 2
Autumn Session
EDGS936 Minor Research Project: Supporting Individuals with Disability 6 Not available Autumn 2019, Spring
Plus three subjects selected from the list of recommended electives, or from another relevant specialisation with approval from the program coordinator

Recommended progression for students commencing in Spring session

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Spring Session
EDGZ921 Introduction To Research & Inquiry 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2019/2020
EDGS951 Autism and Learning 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS954 Learning Futures for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring
EDGS955 Research-Informed Practice and the Autism Spectrum 6 Spring
Year 2
Autumn Session
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
EDGS956 Leading Collaborative Communities for Lifelong Learning 6 Autumn
Plus one subject selected from the list of recommended electives, or from another relevant specialisation with approval from the program coordinator
Spring Session
EDGS936 Minor Research Project: Supporting Individuals with Disability 6 Not available Autumn 2019, Spring
Plus three subjects selected from the list of recommended electives, or from another relevant specialisation with approval from the program coordinator

Recommended electives

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points  
EDGS902 Asses. and Instruction of Students with Learning Difficulties 6 Autumn
EDGS916 Models of Behaviour Management 6 Spring
EDGS918 Approaches to Reading Difficulties: Theories and Strategies 6 Autumn
EDGS920 Language and Communication Difficulties: Theory and Practice 6 Spring
EDGS922 Teaching Gifted Students 6 Autumn
EDGS924 Giftedness in Special Populations 6 Spring
EDGS932 Curriculum for Gifted Learners 6 Spring
EDGS930 Professional Experience in Special Education 6 Autumn, Spring
EDGS934 Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Twice Exceptional Students 6 Autumn
EDGH958 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 6 Spring
EDGH961 The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education 6 Autumn
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI903 Digital Resource Design 6 Not available in 2019
EDGI904 Online Learning and Teaching 6 Spring
EDGL901 Foundations of Educational Leadership 6 Autumn
EDGL903 Introduction to Educational Management 6 Spring
EDGL909 Leadership of Effective Change 6 Autumn
EDGL911 Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 6 Spring
EDGL920 Leading, Developing and Managing People 6 Spring
EDGL923 Developing Personal & Non-academic Educational Leadership Attributes 6 Not available in 2019
EDGR924 Learning Environments for Literacy Development 6 Not available in 2019
EDGZ966 Vygotskian Studies in Education 6 Spring

Please Note: Elective subjects may be cancelled if minimum enrolment numbers are not met.

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.