Course Detail

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (SPECIAL EDUCATION: COMPLEX COMMUNICATION NEEDS)


Postgraduate

Intended for education or therapy professionals to enhance their experience and understandings of the specific skills required to communicate with, teach, support and include individuals with complex communication needs.

This may involve professionals working in a regular classroom, special education facility or elsewhere in the wider community.

Including both theoretical and practical exploration of teaching strategies which improve learning outcomes for students with complex communication needs, the course has a particular focus on the role and skills of the communication partner and on designing and delivering successful literacy, language and communication instruction to students of diverse abilities with complex communication needs. This will enable professionals working in regular classrooms, education support facilities or elsewhere within the community to create effective learning programmes which are communication accessible for all.


Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: No

  • Tuition Fee: AU $15,400 per year

Admission Requirements

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to have a four year teaching qualification or undergraduate qualification in a relevant field of therapy, e.g. speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, or similar.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

·         Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or

·         Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.