Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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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 Spectrum Disorder 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder or engaged in providing other services to children and adults affected by this disorder.
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Career Opportunities

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

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - full fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)

 

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Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2022
$9,000.00

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.

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 Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(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.

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
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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 clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

About the course

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.
Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Online
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • 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
  • Online
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • 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

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 Autism Diagnosis

Application deadlines

For Semester 2 2023 entry, details will be available soon.

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to apply?  

To be eligible to apply, you need to: 
  • a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology, occupational therapy, medicine or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA

OR

  • an accredited bachelor’s honours degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA

AND

  • eligibility for registration as a provisional or full psychologist with AHPRA, and
  • evidence of having at least three months or full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents, as recognised by UWA.
APPLICATION INFORMATION
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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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