Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

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

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

This course will provide specialist training for students wishing to work with children with ASD as part of their career as a psychologist, speech pathologist, paediatrician or psychiatrist, or in special education.
Graduates will develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These capabilities will be invaluable for students seeking a career in working with children with autism.
This course will provide specialist training for students wishing to work with children with ASD as part of their career as a psychologist, speech pathologist, paediatrician or psychiatrist, or in special education.
Graduates will develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These capabilities will be invaluable for students seeking a career in working with children with autism.
This course could lead to these

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

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
24
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$16,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$8,400.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$16,276.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$8,138.00

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.

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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

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a bachelor's degree in speech pathology, 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) evidence of having at least three months of full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents, as recognised by UWA;
and
(c) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(d) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
and
(e) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA.
(2) Invitation to attend an interview will be based on assessment of (1) (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), in alignment with the interview quota for the year.
(3) Eligible applicants who are interviewed will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable by the selection panel.
(4) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under (1) and (3) who fall within the intake quota for that year.
COURSE REQUIREMENT

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

You must forward this Qualtrics Report link to your nominated academic referees. Please ensure that you give your referees enough notice to meet the deadline of 31 October 2017.
COURSE REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

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.

How to apply

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Course details

This course will provide 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).

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 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Off-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Off-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 Semester<br />
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.

Students must complete the ADOS training course and workshop (in PSYC5522) before starting PSYC5523 ASD Practicum placement