Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis and assessment of Fetal Alcohol Disorders (FASD)

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Address

Student Central The University of Western Australia (M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth

Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am-5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Students completing the course are likely to be highly competitive in obtaining employment with government and private agencies engaged in diagnosing and assessing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or engaged in providing other services to children and adults affected by this disorder.
Students completing the course are likely to be highly competitive in obtaining employment with government and private agencies engaged in diagnosing and assessing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or engaged in providing other services to children and adults affected by this disorder.

Further Study

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 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 the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 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

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points. Except for graduate certificates which are half the annual study load or 24 points.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00
Domestic Fees

Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points. Except for graduate certificates which are half the annual study load or 24 points.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$3,342
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$3,342 - $3,342

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.

Scholarships

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in WA by Rural Health West. The HWSP provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

Scholarships

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in WA by Rural Health West. The HWSP provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice. It aims to address the priority health needs of communities by funding the training and upskilling of rural health professionals across Australia, and is available to medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dental and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals providing primary health care in the Aboriginal Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) sector, non-government organisations or private practice.

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Admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's, postgraduate degree or equivalent in speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing or medicine, as recognised by UWA;
or
(b) an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(c) registration with the professional body of your specialisation, as recognised by UWA;
and
(d) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(e) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
and
(f) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA.
Course Requirement

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

You must forward this Qualtrics Report link to your nominated academic/professional referees. Please ensure that you give your referees enough notice to meet the deadline of 31 October 2019.

Course Requirement

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(1) Invitation to attend an interview will be based on assessment of admission rule 4 in alignment with the interview quota for the year.
(2) Eligible applicants who are interviewed will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable by the selection panel.
(3) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under rule 4 and 5(2) who fall within the intake quota for that year.

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.
Application Checklist

UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for this program?
  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System

If you answered 'Yes' to all the above, your application is ready for submission

Application Checklist

Non-UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for this program?
  • OR

    If the university at which you completed your degree is outside Australia, have you provided documentation proving that your program is recognised in Australia?

  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System

If you answered 'Yes' to all the above, your application is ready for submission

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This online course will provide graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, medicine (including paediatrics and psychiatry) with further specialised knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), including features of FASD and how to diagnose and assess for FASD.

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About the course

Two coursework units provide in-depth knowledge of FASD concerning characteristics across the lifespan, common comorbidities, current theoretical accounts and issues, national and international diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses, assessment tools and multidisciplinary team assessment.
Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73260
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 Semester
Degrees course is available in
  • Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD

Course structure

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

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2021 entry, applications open 1 August 2020 and close 31 October 2020.
Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
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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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Alumna story

Elizabeth Sydney-Smith

"The online lectures were engaging and flexibly accessible to me, particularly since I live in the Kimberley and working full-time. This course has been invaluable to me as a young professional."

Alumna story

"The opportunity to complete the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was an opportunity to fully understand the condition, presentations, assessment, and intervention process guided by the evidence base. 

Hearing from some leading professionals in the field from across the world and individuals with FASD helped us, as Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Nurses, to face the practical issue of FASD. 

I have benefited from knowing the strict criteria of differential diagnosis and referral pathways to holistically benefit the participates and those working with them. I hope that this will lead to empowering people to realise that they may have access to supportive services to help them figure out how their brain works rather than expecting them to cope with these ‘behaviours’ and barriers to living an independent life.

FASD is a ‘hidden’ disorder and it would benefit those impacted by FASD to understand that it is ‘a problem someone might have and that the person is not a problem themselves’. If anything I’ve learnt that it will take every person working together to facilitate the prevention, identification and support of individuals effected by FASD. 

I would recommend this course to anyone willing and able to learn more about FASD. This course supported my work in the Kimberley to both understand the process of assessment and the means to which perceive and support the individual’s intervention and story."Elizabeth Sydney-Smith, Speech Pathologist

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Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers.

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Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers. 

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  • Learn from experts who operate at the cutting edge of the discipline. We don’t just teach the textbooks, we conduct the work in the textbooks.
  • Our teaching standards are high and teaching is constantly evaluated by our students. Our scores are among the best at UWA, with about 90 per cent of our students agreeing or strongly agreeing that we provide a good educational experience.
  • We offer fantastic student support staff to provide you with advice and guidance.
Research excellence
  • You'll be involved in the cutting-edge research from your first year of postgraduate study.
  • Our School has received the top rating of 5 in all three rounds of the Commonwealth’s Excellence in Research for Australia exercises (2010, 2012, 2015). Our research is rated as 'well above world standard'. We are one of only two Australian psychology schools to achieve this.
  • We consistently rank in the top 100 psychology departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject) and are the only WA school in the top 100.
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  • Our clinical programs are recognised as among the very best in the country, and we have extensive networks with clinical service providers.
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  • Flexibility means you're not locked into a named degree from first year.
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