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You’re considered an international student if you are:
- 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
- Parent or guardian
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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.
Kathryn Ambrose was a special education teacher who decided to take her studies further. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies and a Master of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith before deciding to embark on a PhD.
She now juggles full-time study and runs her own business, providing educational support to children on the spectrum.
Kathryn is researching anxiety in children with autism, and said further study at Griffith University has offered her a chance to improve real-life social outcomes for kids on the spectrum.
“My research will help add to the bigger picture and help inform how we support kids and their families.”
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.
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Monday 12 July — Friday 20 August
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Sunday 8 August
Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses
Thursday 19 August
Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar
Monday 13 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Online
Wednesday 15 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus
Thursday 16 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus
Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December
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