The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics or psychiatry with specialist knowledge and applied diagnostic skills to contribute in the assessment and diagnosis of autism. The first two coursework units (consisting of seven online micro-credentials) provide in-depth knowledge of autism and the presentation of autism and related features across the lifespan - including diagnostic features of autism across the lifespan; contemporary diagnostic frameworks and approaches; current diagnostic criteria; and Australian and international best-practice guidelines for autism assessment and diagnosis. The third unit is a practical unit providing training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2). The course culminates in an applied fourth unit, which provides students with a range of applied opportunities to apply their knowledge, and develop and demonstrate their clinical skills in autism assessment and diagnosis.


The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.


  • Autism diagnosis

Standard entry requirements

  • (1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—(1)(a) (i) a bachelor's degree in speech pathology, occupational therapy, medicine, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • Or(ii) an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • And(b) registration with the professional body of your specialisation, as recognised by UWA
  • And(c) evidence of having at least three months of full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents, as recognised by UWA
  • And(d) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA
  • And(e) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA.(2) Applicants without a satisfactory personal statement, curriculum vitae or registration may be invited to attend an interview to determine suitability for admission.(3) Applicants must have(a) enrolled in all seven (7) of the micro-credentials that comprise PSYC5520 and PSYC5521 (PSYCM510, PSYCM511, PSYCM512, PSYCM513, PSYCM514, PSYCM515, PSYCM516)
  • And(b) successfully completed at least five (5) of these micro-credentials.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley Domestic: $9,150

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