The University of Newcastle, Australia
Short Courses Graduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support
Start August 3rd (Applications close midnight July 26th)
Qualification Graduate Certificate
Prior Education Required Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support (40 units) is available for applicants who have a 3 or 4 year Bachelors Degree; or a Diploma in a related field/discipline and 2 years relevant work experience; or a Diploma not in a related field/discipline and 3 years relevant work experience; or at least 5 years relevant work experience in a related field/discipline. All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English language proficiency requirement. Related fields or disciplines are Teaching, Early Childhood educator, Mental health care worker, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Community care worker, Physiotherapy, Social work, Art and Music therapy, Psychology, and Disability support worker.
Cost $1,250. Domestic students studying courses from this government and university initiative may access HECS-HELP as CSP (Commonwealth supported) students. For full details, see this website for your eligibility for a HECS-HELP loan.
Duration 6 months full-time
Location Online
Articulation Available Admission and up to 40 units of credit into Master of Education, or the Master of Special and Inclusive Education, or the Master of Studies.

About this course

Extend your understanding of special and inclusive support within the context of the NDIS.

This course will allow you to examine a range of approaches to managing individual student behaviour needs including evaluating individual behaviour plans, dealing with comorbid behaviours, and addressing academic and social needs. You’ll also explore how to implement a behaviour change program.

You'll develop a greater understanding of current research on developmental disabilities with the goal of increasing your awareness of the causes and characteristics of a variety of disabilities, together with current approaches to service provision.

This course focuses on collaboration, consultation, negotiation, and interdisciplinary teams related to children and young people with disabilities, their families and allied health practitioners, while examining policy development and application, curriculum and personalised learning.

It will prepare you to successfully meet the needs of children and young people with disabilities in education settings.

What you will study

Core course

Code Title
EDUC6160 Supporting Communication Skills

Choose 30 units of directed courses from the following list:

Code Title
EDUC6079 Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems
EDUC6081 Using Resources in Behaviour Problems
EDUC6082 Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special and Inclusive Education
EDUC6087 Education Students with Developmental Disabilities

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