Developing your ability to help people who are most in need, the Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a stepping stone to a career that can truly transform lives.
Aligned with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - offering targeted support to people with disability and their carers - this program responds to the increasing demand for professionals with specialist knowledge in disability services. An elective professional portfolio unit allows you to develop your ideas for service delivery in a project format.It is also designed to reflect the principles of the NDIS by focusing on customised services geared to individual need.
With career potential across disability service delivery, management and policy, this course is ideal for graduates keen to broaden their professional scope via greater knowledge and expertise in disability services.
The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a pathway to this course.
All applicants must:
Applicants need to provide curriculum vitae and an employer's reference and will be required to demonstrate the ability to undertake graduate study via an interview with the Course Co-ordinator.
Contemporary issues in person-centred service provision, policy, and advocacy. Core units cover organisational change, supporting decision-making, positive behaviour change and supporting the social and economic participation of people with disability. Electives include units on autism spectrum disorder, advocacy, mental health and the option to complete a professional portfolio.
Career opportunities exist in disability services as support workers or service providers under the NDIS; or in policy and advocacy roles.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:
Students may be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising all core units.