Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Develop specialist knowledge and applied skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of autism.

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

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131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

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8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

Students completing the course are likely to be highly competitive in obtaining employment with government and private agencies engaged in diagnosing autism or engaged in providing other services to autistic children, young people and adults.
Students completing the course are likely to be highly competitive in obtaining employment with government and private agencies engaged in diagnosing autism or engaged in providing other services to autistic children, young people and adults.

Further Study

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis in addition to an Honours degree in Psychology may wish to pursue further study in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology through the MPsych/PhD programs offered at UWA.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis in addition to an Honours degree in Psychology may wish to pursue further study in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology through the MPsych/PhD programs offered at UWA.

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $18,600.00

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Application and Admission Process for 2024

Before submitting your application, make sure to read the Admission Requirements and Application Process for 2024.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) personal statement, curriculum vitae, and interview (if undertaken);
and
(b) the intake quota for the year
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

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Application Checklist

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Course details

This course will provide graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics, or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and applied skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of autism.
Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • mid-year
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70230
CRICOS code
  • 70230
Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • mid-year
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70230
CRICOS code
  • 70230
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 Semester
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Important dates

Intake Periods
Application Open
  • Tuesday 1 August 2023
  • Thursday 1 August 2024
Application Close
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023
  • Thursday 31 October 2024

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

About the course

This course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics or psychiatry with specialist knowledge and applied diagnostic skills to contribute to team-based assessment and diagnosis of autism.

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

PSYC5520 and PSYC5521 cannot be undertaken in the course and can only be credited following successful completion of UWA Microcredential units PSYCM510, PSYCM511, PSYCM512, PSYCM513, PSYCM514, PSYCM515, and PSYCM516.
Core
Take all units (24 points):
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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