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

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.

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. 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 - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2018
$8,700.00

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.

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 2018.
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

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 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 2018
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 2018
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
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

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.

What else do I need to include in my application?

You need to include a personal statement outlining why you would like to study the GCAD. It is helpful to consider your experience with Autism as well as how you intend to use the skills in your professional practice.

You also need to ask two referees to complete a referral to support your application. You should consider asking referees who can support your capacity to cope with the demands of full-time study, as well as those who can attest to your clinical skills. If it has been a long time since you completed your university training, we accept referee reports from work supervisors or colleagues who you work closely with.

You need to submit a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience. Additional documentation such as English language competency, working with children checks, academic transcripts and identification may also be required depending on your circumstances.

How many students do you accept?

Usually about 16 across a combination of full-time and part-time enrolments, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on how many applicants meet the application requirements and how many supervisors are available to support students on placement.

Do I have to have previous clinical experience with ASD to get in?

Previous clinical experience with ASD is not required (clinical experience with children or adolescents is required), but it is always helpful. We have taken students who have limited experience and who are currently in roles where they can apply their training.

Do I need to live in Perth to be accepted?

We accept students from all over Australia. The first two units are based online and you need to have access to a decent internet connection to be able to participate. You will need to travel to Perth to attend ADOS training. For students in regional, rural or interstate locations we attempt to arrange placement to minimise the need for travel (either by coordinating it around the trip to Perth for ADOS training or arranging for placement in their home state).

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
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