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.
Career opportunities exist in disability services as support workers or service providers under the NDIS; or in policy and advocacy roles. Graduates will accumulate credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities should they wish to pursue further study.
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.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.