Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This course is for students who want a career in disability or human service management. It's one of the few opportunities to take a university course in this area. This associate degree also acts as a pathway course into the Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies for those who don't currently meet the entry requirements. Students will develop a holistic view of disability and the social structures that influence learning and development for people with special needs. This includes areas such as: social justice and empowerment; advocacy; the influence of disability on learning; social dynamics and positive behaviour support. Students can tailor the course to their interests by selecting topics in assessment tasks, fieldwork components and the selection of specialisation subject units. The majority of assessments are assignment or project based to help integrate practice and theory.

Course Fee:


International: $46,800

Entry Requirements:

Higher School Certificate; or appropriate experience working in community-based organisations which provide a service to people with a disability.

Structure:

160 credit points. Students accepting a place in this course are required to participate in a number of professional placements throughout their program. In order to participate in professional experience it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are able to successfully complete the child protection screening required in their state. A Working with Children Check is compulsory for each student. This enables participation in compulsory professional placement, a requirement for course completion.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-inclusive; Disability studies

Study Pathways:

On successful completion of the Associate Degree, students may be granted advanced standing in the Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies.

Further information:

Graduates are able to pursue a career path in disability service provision, management and specialisation in a number of areas including: accommodation support; respite support; employment support; transition to work and community participation programs; advocacy and information services; policy development

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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