Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

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.


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.


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

Standard entry requirements

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


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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $145,200
  • ATAR: 50
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Further information

Available for external study.

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