1 year part-time
$11,750.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies is a part-time program and is offered online only.
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.
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.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
Graduates of this Graduate Certificate program will be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Human Services (5604).
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.
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If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.