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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 1 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021)Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021)Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021)
Program Code40292
Selection Rank
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook


The Undergraduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support in Education is only available in 2021.

This program provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to support children and adolescents with additional needs.  The program explores a range of contemporary issues in special and inclusive settings in education including working collaboratively to support young children's learning, socialisation and communication.

The core courses within this undergraduate certificate are distinguished from similar bachelor level courses through the following key features:

  • Access to NUPrep the free academic preparation and support before commencement of the undergraduate certificate
  • Embedded support from the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre
  • Smaller class sizes
  • A focus on transition to university studies
  • Delivery of academic skills training  

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning.
  • Cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources.
  • Cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements.
  • Specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives.
  • Communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well-defined parameters.


Information correct as at22 Sep 2021 2:30 pm
Program code40292
AQF level

Level 5 Diploma

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan CampusNANA

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Admission is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are turning 18 or older in the year of study.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    40 units

    Program duration

    0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 1 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    This program requires the successful completion of 40 units, which is comprised of:

    • 20 units of core course; and
    • 20 units of directed courses.

    Students must only complete courses that form part of this program.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

    The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

    You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses to fulfill the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    EDUC1103Schooling, Identity and Society
    • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FNSO1110Foundations in Sociology and Academic Literacies
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Directed Courses

    Complete 20 units of directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    EDUC2200The Future of Teaching and Learning
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    EDUC3103Inclusive Education in Early Childhood and Primary Settings
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
    10 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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