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- intending to study on a student visa, or
- not an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, or
- not a holder of an Australian permanent residency, or
- not a holder of an Australian humanitarian visa
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Professional development and short courses
- We offer a range of professional development courses.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
You'll also have the option of completing a research masters and following a career in autism research.
23 Sep 2020
Griffith research and researchers acknowledged as leaders in their field
15 Sep 2020
Griffith micro-credentials to meet post-COVID skills gap
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.