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Building capacity in communities to improve outcomes for people with autism

Our graduate program is the first and currently the only one that teaches from a range of disciplines including psychology, speech and language pathology, education and occupational therapy. This matters because autism affects all aspects of people’s lives - at home, at school, at work, in the community and throughout their lives.

Graduates of this program leave with the skills and capabilities to be a positive force for change for people with autism in their communities.

The online program is ideal for anyone who wants to further their understanding of autism, whether they are healthcare professionals, teachers, family members or people with autism who want to be at the forefront of autism research and practice. You’ll also be studying with a university that provides a quality educational experience.

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Why study with us?

Cohesive program structure

All of the courses in the program have been carefully developed to be cohesive. Students are introduced to concepts in one course which are then expanded upon in other courses. This provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practices and enables them to apply these to a range of situations.

Research-led learning

Griffith University's Autism Centre of Excellence is highly respected within the global autism community, and the academics are recognised as leaders in the field of autism study and research.

As a student, you will learn from the latest research and evidence, ensuring you are at the leading edge of autism study

A rich, engaged learning experience

The teaching team brings experience from psychology, speech and language pathology, education and occupational therapy, and our students are drawn from diverse backgrounds. This creates a rich learning environment for everyone.

Our program is delivered online using digital tutorial technology. It's all recorded so you can study when it suits you. We guide you through the material and discussion forums so you can post questions and share experiences with fellow students.

Global perspective

Autism is a condition that affects people around the world regardless of who they are or where they come from.

The knowledge and skills students gain through the course are applicable around the world.

Bernadette Beasley

Master of Autism Studies

After completing her Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies, Bernadette Beasley continued her study with Griffith's masters program.

While studying she established her own autism consultancy that focuses on supporting children and young people with autism in schools. The success of her consultancy has meant her advice is now sought at the highest levels of government.

Bernadette Beasley

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Over 600 Scholarships available.

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Career outcomes

Be equipped to improve the lives of people with Autism.

Students and graduates of Griffith University's Autism Studies program describe it as 'transformative'. As a graduate of the program you will gain the confidence to lead positive change however and wherever that may be. You not only gain knowledge, but you also learn how to apply that knowledge to your situation.

You'll be well prepared to advance into leadership and specialist roles in education, health, government policy, social work and service provision for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Educators with specialised knowledge in providing for the needs of learners with ASDs are in high demand in public and private education sectors such as:

  • Specialist teachers
  • School leaders
  • Curriculum leaders
  • Consultants

You'll also have the option of completing a research masters and following a career in autism research.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Cairns Youth and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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