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Disability Studies

Postgraduate Certificate
6 months
17100 AUD/full
10436 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies from Flinders University is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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The Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies from Flinders University provides further study opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education and other relevant awards, and for teachers and allied professionals seeking to upgrade their specialised education.

In general the course aims to:

  • broaden the professional opportunities for graduates and to assist them in becoming NDIS aware, knowledgeable, effective and respected professionals in their chosen field
  • prepare graduates with specialised knowledge that can be applied to support the participation and contribution of people with diverse needs within their local communities
  • provide an effective pathway for students who wish to specialise in a specific of area of disability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Difficulties
  • Rehabilitation and Learning Following Acquired Brain Injury
  • Design and Evaluation of Disability Programs
  • Advanced Practicum in Disability Studies
  • Directed Study in Disability Studie
  • Legal, Ethical and Administrative Dimensions of Disability Services
  • Positive Leadership for Positive Lives 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


18 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
72 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. 

CRICOS: 027987G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17100 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    10436 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10436 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.

National: AUD 3,308 (Commonwealth supported)


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