Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus l External | Online

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education is a multi-faceted program that addresses health, psychological and educational issues.

Its content is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from psychology, philosophy, sociology, health, rehabilitation and special education. 

Theory and practice are closely interwoven to enable you to become an efficient and effective practitioner.

It will prepare you to provide physical assistance to people with special needs, while also helping them to grow as individuals.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders:

  • is unique in Australia because it is specifically focused on the skills required to help people with disabilities to invole themselves fully in community life
  • will prepare you for a rewarding career that allows you make important differences in people's lives
  • is multi-disciplinary in content, with contributions from psychology, philosophy, sociology, health, rehabilitation and special education
  • allows you to develop specialist human service skills.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education degree?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

Additional requirements: For applicants applying for external mode of study (SATAC code 224535), additional to meeting the university's normal entry requirements, applicants should have good contact with a disability agency that will allow them to undertake their practical. To check your suitability for this course, prospective applicants should contact Dr Caroline Ellison, Disability and Community Inclusion Unit, at or on telephone (08) 8201 3422.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224531
224535 (External study)
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,932

International students
CRICOS code: 058482J
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $28,400
2017: $30,900





  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • 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.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Health (PDF 4MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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