Learn to better assist the disabled

Learn to better assist the disabled

Course Graduate certificate in special education studies.

The launch of DisabilityCare has put disabilities in the spotlight of late, but according to those in the education field, there has long been demand for professionals to work with children, young people and adults with special needs.

"Professionals in the field need to obtain specialised knowledge and skills, plus demonstrate to potential employers their commitment and expertise in this area," says the University of Western Sydney's academic course adviser, Dr Danielle Tracey. The four units, popular with allied health professionals, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers, help students to reflect on and transform their practices to be more effective for special needs.

The course can be tailored to a student's particular area of interest. Graduates find work in schools, community organisations or government departments.

Duration One year part time.

Time Attend class for a week in January and July school breaks and study online four to six hours a week.

Where Mostly online, with one week a semester at UWS (Kingswood).

When Next intake in July.


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