Graduate Certificate in Education - Special Education

Torrens University Australia

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs. Informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, the Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) focuses on problem solving from a person first perspective. The person first approach allows situations to be tackled from the perspective of the individual, and by doing so shifts the focus from a passive acceptance from the person at the centre of the issue to a more active role where their individual needs are actively considered. The Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) also includes topics specific to issues facing contemporary educators, such as Autism, Mental Health and Learning Differences.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,500
International: $9,700

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or above from an Australian University or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification

Subjects you can Study:

Education-special education

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Teacher - Special Education,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Adelaide No info No Part time
Adelaide No info No Full time
Adelaide No info No Online
With a multitude of dynamic career focused courses available TUA campuses are buzzing with activity. Purpose built learning spaces, Torrens University’s Campuses can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Teaching staff comprise of a team of research- and career-oriented academics who, combined with a carefully selected group of global industry partners, help students to bridge the gap between study and work. TUA offers a comprehensive academic avenue to successful employment in a variety of courses, offered both on campus and online in many disciplines.

Why study at Torrens?

This is a university with a difference!
  • Take advantage of our flexible study structures, with classes offered on campus, online or a combination of both
  • Start your course at multiple points throughout the year; February, May and September 
  • Be supported at every step of your learning experience to enhance your opportunity to succeed through our success coaches, workplace training programs and small class sizes
  • Experience a modern education in contemporary, purpose built, hands-on technology enriched learning environments. Practice your trade in a real clinic, an award-winning restaurant, an operating hotel or an in-house design studio.
  • Connect with students from other Laureate International Universities and higher education institutions around the world 

Success Coaches

TUA’s Success Coaches are industry and teaching stars, able to leverage a student’s strengths and align their learning with their broader life purpose. They work with students from their first admission, coaching students to successfully navigate the educational landscape and build personal and professional capability to improve their employability outcomes including self-employment and entrepreneurship. With a focus on the student’s career goals, and trained in Gallup Strengths Quest, the success coaches takes a strengths-based approach to engage with and motivate students for study and career success. 
The success coach works closely with senior lecturers, to ensure that the students learning experiences makes sense, including readiness for and securing of work integrated learning, placements, internships and opportunities in internal enterprises. Our coaches are qualified industry professionals in the relevant field of study, and are able to give students the inside edge to succeed in their chosen career. Our coaches work with online and on-campus students throughout their journey, ensuring that the student is connected and motivated. 

Torrens Health

The health courses offered by Torrens University Australia are available online, with a few courses delivered on our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne campuses. Developing and implementing effective public policy to help ensure that all people can enjoy good health, regardless of their location or socio-economic status. Start from the beginning or push your career to the upper echelons of public health policy with these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications – suitable for career ambitions in government, NGO or private consultancy.
Get direct and personalised access to our industry-experienced lecturers and learning facilitators, through small class sizes and valuable one-to-one interactions, regardless of whether you study online or on-campus Torrens operates on a trimester system, so, many courses can be completed in less time than at other institutions. Imagine walking out of Torrens with a Master degree in as little as 12 months, or a Bachelor degree in only 2-3 years. 

Torrens Business

Torrens offers a comprehensive academic avenue into to successful employment in a variety of business courses. Combined with Torrens’ globally oriented curriculum our business course specialisations are in business, event management, marketing, communication and public relations, commerce and sports management.
TUA business qualifications are respected throughout the industry through the strong reputations of Chifley Business School, the Australian Graduate School of Leadership, Real Madrid Graduate School, Ducere Global Business School and more recently through an exclusive partnership with The Collective Hub. 
Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, with more than 1,000,000+ students at 70 institutions in 25 countries. For more information about TUA, visit


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