Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions)
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description


Designed to meet the learning needs of professionals working with students with autism spectrum conditions, our Professional Certificate in Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions) provides the skills and knowledge required to understand the needs of these students.

You will learn how to assess and enhance your students' social and communicative skills, tailor research-validated educational interventions that enhance your students' learning and promote positive behaviour.

Entry requirements

  • An appropriate undergraduate degree and an appropriate fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent, with at least one year of relevant professional experience in a content area, or
  • An appropriate four-year education degree, or equivalent, with at least one year of relevant professional experience in a content area.

All students must meet English language requirements.

Course structure

  • Course code: PR-EDASC
  • 1 year part-time
  • 25 points of coursework, comprising 2 x compulsory 12.5 point subjects:
    • Promoting Positive Behaviour
    • Autism Intervention.

For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Professional Certificate in Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions).

Outcomes

This course will enable you to:

  • review, contrast and unify perspectives on learning and curriculum approaches for students with autism
  • critically analyse the concept of 'challenging behaviour' in relation to autism spectrum conditions
  • investigate the functional relationship between environment and behaviour in relation to students with autism
  • consider the communicative function of behaviour
  • critically analyse intervention practices in relation to trans-disciplinary evidence
  • develop a range of instructional strategies that cater for the array of learning and behavioural needs within autism spectrum conditions
  • initiate and implement constructive change in your school environment regarding the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with students with autism spectrum conditions.

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