Graduate Certificate in Education (Autism)
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    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

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    Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct,

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The latest Australian Census data indicates, that 1 in 150 people or 164,000 people are living with autism. Young people (5-20 years) with autism need a high level of support to participate in their education. Educators can play a critical role in autistic learners’ success in school and beyond. As a result, there is an ongoing need for professionals to have a nuanced understanding of autism to ensure they can support this group of students to thrive within education contexts.

Completing a Graduate Certificate in Autism will help you build a nuanced understanding of autism, delve into the latest research and best practices in the field of autism education, gain insight into the neurodiversity of individuals with autism, and develop strategies to create inclusive learning environments that promote their social, emotional, and academic growth.

With a broad, evidence-based skill set, will give you the understanding and skills to tailor flexible, individualised educational programs and practices to support meaningful inclusion and positive learning outcomes for autistic students across a range of diverse educational contexts.

Studying through QUT Online, you have access to all that QUT has to offer, but you’re able to engage in self-paced study, with lots of support.” ~ Professor Susan Irvine, Head of School, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice, School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Education (Autism) with:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in any field.

This course is not available to international students.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this program
  • 2024 CSP fees: $2,300

  • 2024 full fees: $12,000

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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Course Units


6 credit points per unit


12 credit points per unit

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Teacher in support roles

As a teacher in support roles in schools, you will call upon evidence-based strategies that meet the needs of your students' unique learning profiles.

Classroom teacher

As a qualified classroom teacher you will use evidence-based strategies that meet the needs of your students' unique learning profiles.

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