Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, paediatrics, or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Two coursework units will provide in-depth knowledge of ASD concerning characteristics across the lifespan, common comorbidities, current theoretical accounts and issues, DSM and ICD diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, assessment tools and multidisciplinary team assessment. One practical unit will provide training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and another will provide graded placement experiences leading up to the trainee conducting a discipline-specific component of a diagnostic assessment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,700

Entry Requirements:

An honours degree in Psychology, or a bachelor degree in Speech Pathology, Medicine, or Special Education, or equivalent; and evidence of having at least three months of full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents


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

Subjects you can Study:

Autism diagnosis

Related Careers:

Teacher - Special Education,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Part time
Crawley No info No Full time 0.5 year
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