The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies is a professionally oriented program designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in community services that support people with disabilities and of teachers seeking specialised education in this field.
The course is designed to provide professional knowledge and expertise in areas such as autism, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, and technology and disability. Other areas can be arranged and developed in consultation with the Department.
The 18 units of coursework normally is completed in one semester full-time or equivalent part-time.
Eligible students will hold an appropriate degree or diploma. In special cases, a person who has not qualified for a degree or diploma but who has given satisfactory evidence of fitness for candidature may be considered.
Delivery and format of topics within the course will vary but most topics are now offered externally with some topics also having an internal (university based) option involving lectures/seminars.
The program of study is described in the official University Course Information listing for the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies .
Information on fees for Postgraduate courses can be found at
For more information about Graduate Certificates, contact
Ms Ruth Crocker
ph: 61 8 8201 3423