Professional Certificate in Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions)

What will I study?


What you will learn

As a student of the Professional Certificate in Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions), you will:

Understand latest research across education and psychology

You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the latest research and understandings regarding the strengths and needs of students with autism. You will review, contrast and synthesise perspectives on learning and curriculum, critically analyse the concept of “challenging behaviour”, and investigate the relationship between environment and behaviour.

Learn evidence-based instructional strategies and interventions

You will develop a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies and learning interventions that cater for the range of needs within autism spectrum conditions and learn how to apply these to your own professional context.

Be equipped to implement change in your school environment

As a graduate, you will be able to initiate and implement constructive change in your school or work environment and promote the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with students and people with autism.

Course structure

The Professional Certificate in Education (Autism Spectrum Conditions) is a 25-point program. As a student, you must complete:

  • One core 12.5-point subject held on campus.
  • One core 12.5-point subject delivered online.


On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15 hours per week for study time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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