Disability Studies

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus l External | Online

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code:  2GC043 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC543 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code:  027987G

Course name: Master of Disability Policy and Practice (Full Program Entry Level)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM184 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM584 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 085325J

Course name: Master of Disability Policy and Practice (Advanced Program Entry Level)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM161 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM561 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 085326G

Overview

This articulated program offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is professionally oriented. The Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in education, health and community services that support people with disabilities.

Students choose topics relevant to their area of specialty. These may include: autism, behaviour management, community inclusion, technology and disability, intellectual disability, physical disabilities, communication difficulties and transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities.

Additional Graduate Certificates in specific areas such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Technology and Augmentative Communication, are also available.

Other specialist areas such as Down Syndrome and Dual Disabilities are offered from time to time, in response to community interest.

The Masters provides advanced professional experience for graduates from a range of professional fields associated with disabilities, including nursing, psychology, social work, education and medicine, and assists them to become effective and competent leaders and scholars in the field of disability studies. It is concerned, at an advanced level, with general principles relating to disabilities, but students are invited to specialise in areas of particular interest.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree, diploma or equivalent qualification.

Master of Disability Policy and Practice (Full Program Entry Level)

Applicants must normally hold a minimum of:

  • An approved Bachelor degree of 3 or more years duration in an area related to Disability.

Master of Disability Policy and Practice (Advanced Program Entry Level)

Applicants must normally hold:

  • An approved Bachelor degree in Disability from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • An approved Bachelor degree of four or more years duration in an area closely related to Disability and two years of relevant professional experience
  • An Honours degree (or equivalent) in Disability or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Disability or a closely related discipline.

However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

Place type: Commonwealh supported

2015: $3,076

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $7,740

2015: $13,200
Master of Disability Policy and Practice

Place type: Commonwealh supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $15,480

2015: $26,400

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.
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