Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

Torrens University Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095592G

Level of study: Postgraduate


A Graduate Certificate of Education in Autism provides a deep understanding of how to create effective learning environments for people on the autism spectrum. It prepares you with an in-depth awareness of the strengths and challenges people with autism face in education and how to effectively respond to them. Graduates are better equipped in teaching children with autism and creating inclusive learning environments.

Using a ‘person first’ approach, you will increase understanding of autism, and develop and apply positive support skills to effectively engage learners in a range of educational environments. You will learn how to create supportive learning environments to shift away from traditional views of Autism to contemporary practice and authentic inclusive education. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity to support people with autism across a range of educational environments. You will find employment in schools, TAFEs and universities, as well as external government and not-for-profit agencies focused on education.

Career paths

Education Lead roles
Leadership role in special education
Disability support
Teacher Aide

Learning outcomes

Apply a person-first perspective to find the best solutions to issues
Identify and analyse biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with autism in educational practice
Demonstrate specialised knowledge of autism theory
Design and implement effective educational environments aligned to the strengths of students with autism

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,400 Per Year Expected Sep 2022 5 months
Full time
Flinders Street Campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.5 (min sub-score 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 575; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 79-93 (min. 21 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 (min. 50 in all skills); Occupational English Test (OET): C.


Torrens University Australia
88 Wakefield Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
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