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Education (Special Education)

Torrens University Australia

Postgraduate Certificate Online
8 months
10300 AUD/full
9500 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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This Education (Special Education) course from Torrens University Australia takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs. Informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, the Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) focuses on problem solving from a person first perspective. 

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The person first approach allows situations to be tackled from the perspective of the individual, and by doing so shifts the focus from a passive acceptance from the person at the centre of the issue to a more active role where their individual needs are actively considered.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) course from Torrens University Australia can progress to further postgraduate studies in related fields of education. They can also advance and diversify their position in the education field, such as advisory roles. Further, a qualification in special education opens opportunities for Graduates to work in special schools as well as expert roles in mainstream schools. 

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and critically analyse biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with learning differences in society and educational practice
  • Apply a ‘person first’ perspective to problem solve
  • Analyse, design and evaluate inclusive, ethical and effective learning environments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions
  • Learning Differences
  • Dyslexia Person First in Autism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard entry requirement for a postgraduate program is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification.
  • CRICOS: 095588C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10300 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    9500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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Education (Special Education)
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