Graduate Diploma applications open now

Apply for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by 16 December  

Teachers can apply now to undertake a Graduate Diploma of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Autism Teaching Institute.

Funding is available to cover the entire course fee, as part of the Master of Inclusive Education initiative.

Expressions of interest close Wednesday 16 December.

The two-year, part-time course provides teachers with an understanding of autism and effective, evidence-based approaches to support autistic students' growth and learning.

Completing the graduate diploma will help teachers to provide students with autism a carefully planned holistic approach to education, including individualised support and recognition of their unique strengths and learning needs.

About the graduate diploma

Throughout the course, teachers will learn how to effectively teach autistic students, developing an understanding of their learning needs and how to use specialised teaching techniques.

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, supervised placements, readings, written assignments and oral presentations.

After studying, teachers will:

  • have developed an in-depth understanding of autism
  • understand autism diagnostic criteria
  • understand and apply current psychological thinking and learning theories about autism
  • understand and apply Universal Design for Learning and evidence-based interventions
  • understand, apply and interpret teacher assessment tools relevant for autistic students
  • use targeted assessments to inform the development of differentiated learning plans for individual students, particularly those with autism
  • develop learning goals aligned with SMART (specific, measurable, agreed, relevant, time-bound) principles that prioritise individual skills and learning needs of autistic students
  • coach autistic students to achieve their full potential, and support families.

How to apply

The graduate diploma can be completed over two years, part time, starting in February 2021 and finishing in December 2022. The course is designed for full-time teachers who are supporting at least one student with an autism diagnosis.

Teachers can register their expression of interest by completing the expression of interest form and addressing the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must have their principal's endorsement.

Expression of Interest Professional Learning Subsidy 2021

To apply, email signed expression of interest forms to:

Applicants will be notified by Friday 15 January 2021.

Find out more

Find out more
Refer to the Graduate Diploma website

For further enquiries, contact Sarah Turner, Course Coordinator, via email: