Enhance your leadership in policy and practice as a Developmental Educator – an allied health professional that works alongside people with disability, their families, and advocates to promote their well-being.
The Masters of Disability Practice and Leadership (Developmental Education) aims to provide senior practitioners with work-relevant knowledge and skills they can apply as developmental educators across a wide range of contexts in disability, health, and human services fields.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places. Offer subject to change.
Master of Disability Practice and Leadership (Developmental Education)
Duration: 2 years
Online plus placement/intensive
2CM288 (Commonwealth supported place)
2CM688 (full fee paying)
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$15,142 (Commonwealth supported place)
$24,228 (Full fee paying)
Why study postgraduate Disability Practice and Leadership (Developmental Education)?
This degree will allow you to practice as a Developmental Educator across a wide range of contexts in disability, health and human services fields.
The Master of Disability Practice and Leadership (Developmental Education) is a two year postgraduate course accredited by the Developmental Educators Australia Inc (DEAI), and graduate can apply for full membership with the DEAI to practice as a developmental educator.
Topics in disability theory and practice; leading through change; facilitating accessible teaching and learning strategies; ethical issues in disability, design and evaluation of disability programs; inclusion, belonging and participation; disability, rights and embodiment; and policy in the lives of people with disability
In order to complete the degree, you will need to fulfil preplacement requirements to undertake compulsory clinical placements.
Further information can be found on the Disability and Community Inclusion placement webpage.
This course equips you with work-integrated knowledge and skills required for practice as a Developmental Educator and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. One placement is required.
Opportunities for interstate and overseas placements are available.
Before commencing placement, you will need to undertake some essential pre-placement checks.
Applicants must hold a qualification at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree in an allied health or human services-related area, e.g., special education, education, behavioural science, counselling, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, or social work.
In addition, students must have not less than two years work experience in a relevant disability related field.
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