Graduate Certificate in Education - Special Education - Complex Communication Needs

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Intended for education or therapy professionals to enhance their experience and understandings of the specific skills required to communicate with, teach, support and include individuals with complex communication needs. This may involve professionals working in a regular classroom, special education facility or elsewhere in the wider community. Including both theoretical and practical exploration of teaching strategies which improve learning outcomes for students with complex communication needs, the course has a particular focus on the role and skills of the communication partner and on designing and delivering successful literacy, language and communication instruction to students of diverse abilities with complex communication needs. This will enable professionals working in regular classrooms, education support facilities or elsewhere within the community to create effective learning programmes which are communication accessible for all.

Designed for

Education or therapy professionals


4 units: 60 credit points


  • Complex Communication Needs: Being an Effective Communication Partner
  • Complex Communication Needs: Literacy, Language and Communication Instruction for All
  • Foundation Studies and Current Issues in Special Education
  • Positive Behaviour Support for Students with Complex Needs

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a four year teaching qualification or undergraduate qualification in a relevant field of therapy, e.g. speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, or similar.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $3,300
International: $14,900
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