Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education

Flinders University

This program promotes the philosophy that persons with disabilities should be fully included in community life. The course provides graduates with the values, knowledge and skills that will allow them to: promote the physical and emotional well-being of people with disabilities; teach functional skills such as communication and language, self-care and domestic skills, social and recreational skills, and employment skills; provide case management services to people with disabilities; provide counselling support to people with disabilities; work with families and care-givers to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities; liaise and work with community services and other professionals; facilitate self advocacy and/or negotiate on behalf of people with disabilities; assist individuals with disabilities to access and maintain meaningful employment experiences; work independently or as part of a team.

Course Fee:

International: $145,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications, mature age entry (STAT), TAFE/VET qualifications, higher education transfers or completion of a foundation studies program


The degree has a multi-disciplinary focus, with contributions from psychology, philosophy, speech pathology, sociology, health, rehabilitation, leisure and special education. Theory and practice are closely integrated throughout the course enabling graduates to be effective practitioners in the field. Consequently, students are required to successfully complete a minimum of four supervised practicum placements throughout the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Disability, Psychology, Philosophy, Speech Pathology, Sociology, Health, Rehabilitation, Special Education.

Further information:

Available for external study.


Graduates are eligible for full membership with Developmental Educators Australia Inc.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Disability Services Instructor,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 60 Yes Part time 8 years
Bedford Park 60 Yes Full time 4 years
Online 60 No Online 4 years
Bedford Park 60 Yes Online 4 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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