Course summary

Looking for a career where you can make a difference to people's lives every day? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a government-funded scheme that offers individual packages of care to people with disability and their carers, has revolutionised the way services are provided – and you could be part of that change. 

People with specialist knowledge in disability services are in increasing demand across Australia since the launch of the NDIS. The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is designed to reflect the principles of the Scheme, with a focus on person-centred service provision.

The course is ideal for professionals who wish to expand their career opportunities by developing greater knowledge and expertise in the delivery of services to people with disability, whether in a service, management or policy role.

It is also a pathway to further study in this interesting and expanding field with the Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Looking for a career where you can make a difference to people's lives every day? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a government-funded scheme that offers individual packages of care to people with disability and their carers, has revolutionised the way services are provided – and you could be part of that change. 

People with specialist knowledge in disability services are in increasing demand across Australia since the launch of the NDIS. The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is designed to reflect the principles of the Scheme, with a focus on person-centred service provision.

The course is ideal for professionals who wish to expand their career opportunities by developing greater knowledge and expertise in the delivery of services to people with disability, whether in a service, management or policy role.

It is also a pathway to further study in this interesting and expanding field with the Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The course was developed in consultation with industry leaders, in response to the pressing needs of the sector. It comprises four core units covering organisational change and supported decision-making, as well as supporting social and economic participation of people with disability and positive behaviour change.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical and analytical thinking and judgement in researching and addressing the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disability and relevant theories, models and frames of reference.

Creativity

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in addressing social, institutional and relationship barriers to the full inclusion and participation of people with intellectual and developmental disability.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate well developed judgement and use of ethical framework(s) in scholarly and professional contexts in order to protect and defend the dignity, respect and regard of people with intellectual and developmental disability.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice in order to provide person centred leadership.

Lifelong learning

Critically reflect on, assess and regulate one’s own learning and research capabilities and performance in order to ensure accountability in all decision making processes.

Communication and social skills

Effectively communicate understanding of theoretical concepts complex knowledge and ideas in order to inform and enhance supports and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disability.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultural and Indigenous Australian contemporary realities and values impacting on the experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disability.


Course overview

Course code

1008109

Course abbreviation

GradCertIDD

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

8 months part-time

Duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Study Period 2 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities students must complete 48 credit points, comprising all core units.