Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

Program code

3370

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$11,750.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher
  • Related Certificate IV or Diploma and relevant work experience
  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 4 July 2022

About this program

Gain a critical understanding of disability.

Strengthen your understanding of the diverse experiences, needs and perspectives of people with disability in this graduate certificate. You will historical and contemporary views and first-person narratives on disability to work alongside people with disabilities and understand their perspectives more effectively, placing their lived experienced at the centre of your understanding and practice. This is a program that is guided by inclusion and civil rights and the knowledge that disability is just one influence shaping people's lives.

You will explore policy, program, service and practice issues such as the history and purpose of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); global and Australian historical and contemporary responses to disability rights; contemporary case-management and person-centred approaches to service delivery; and the development of inclusive practices that value lived experiences and meet the diverse needs of all Australians with a disability.

Industry and expert connections

You will be immersed in accounts of the lived experiences of people with a disability, gaining insight from the insider perspective and examining personal narratives including memoirs, autobiographies and documentary films of, or by, people with a disability. It's this perspective that is crucial to delivering patient-centred services such as health and education to people with a disability. Working alongside student-peers, you'll engage with these topics in seminars, online forums and through groupwork under the supervision of some of Australia's leading academics in this field.

Graduate outcomes

This is an attractive credential if you are already working with, or wish to work with, people with disability in a range of fields including rehabilitation, human services, disability support, health, and disability and health insurance. People from a range of professions benefit from the lessons of this degree, from nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, carers, and many more.

Flexibility

Study anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3272 Graduate Certificate in Human Services Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3370 Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies (this program) Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5604 Master of Human Services Distance Education Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
4206 Graduate Diploma of Human Services Distance Education Exit point only

Note 1: The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies (3370) will be available to commencing students from 2021.

Note 2: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies is a part-time program and is offered online only.

Work-integrated learning

The University supports its students to undertake work experience that complements their degree. Work experience is normally arranged by you with an employer you select but with approval from your Program Director.

My career opportunities

This graduate certificate is for people who are already working with or wish to work with people with a disability. It may allow you to upskill to meet the needs of your current role, to improve the care you can provide to one of your own family members, or to move into and entirely different career. That could be in healthcare, teaching, social work, criminal justice, and many other areas.

Key employment sectors

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Education and Training
  • Potential job outcomes

  • Carer
  • Specialist teacher
  • Nurse
  • Allied health professional
  • Social worker
  • Disability advocate
  • Policy adviser
  • *Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this Graduate Certificate program will be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Human Services (5604).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

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