Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

308224 v.1 Graduate Certificate in Special Education


Course CRICOS Code: 052809F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


This course is designed for those seeking an understanding of the teaching and learning requirements associated with the education of students with disabilities and learning difficulties and wanting to develop practical skills within a variety of education settings. It examines the principal causes of disabilities and learning difficulties, educational assessment of children with these special education needs and a wide range of management and remediation strategies. Classroom practices and teaching and learning strategies are developed from within mainstream and specialist classroom contexts. Participants are encouraged to apply and test these strategies in the workplace and evaluate them in light of specialist experience. Professional development is encouraged through action learning that is relevant and transferable to a wide variety of inclusive and specialist education settings.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised institution. Applicants must provide evidence of current teaching, training or staff development responsibilities in which the practical requirements of the course can be satisfied. Australian applicants are required to have police clearance.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. External study is available.

Professional Recognition

Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association for Special Education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates generally find employment within the government and non-government sectors of eduction, in schools, units and centres working with children with special education needs.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

308225 v.1   Ed - Education of Children with Disabilities 501 3.0 25.0
308226 v.1   Ed - Managing Learning Problems in the Classroom 502 3.0 25.0
308227 v.1   Ed - Inclusion of Children with Special Needs 503 3.0 25.0
308228 v.1   Ed - Classroom Practices for Children with Special Needs 504 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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