12 months
11400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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A Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) from Torrens University Australia provides specialist training for those seeking to improve the inclusion of students with a range of additional learning needs.   

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The Graduate Certificate of 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, this course focuses on problem solving from a person first perspective. 

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. Please note this is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

Career opportunities  

Special needs education is a response to a large section of our population – our disabled community. You will have opportunities to bring educational value to people with various disabilities in schools, TAFEs, universities and other agencies seeking to improve special education programs. It also provides an avenue for Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools and other educational establishments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 095588C  

  • Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11400 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Domestic subject price - 2,700 AUD 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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