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Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Looking for a career where you can make a difference to people's lives everyday? 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 Diploma 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.

An elective professional portfolio unit allows you to develop your ideas for service delivery in a project format.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1108008
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipIDD
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

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OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1108008
  • Course abbreviation: GradDipIDD
  • Credit points: 96
  • Equivalent units: 8

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Fees:

CRICOS Code

Admission Requirements

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist in disability services as support workers or service providers under the NDIS; or in policy and advocacy roles.

Major Areas of Study

Contemporary issues in person-centred service provision, policy, and advocacy. Core units cover organisational change, supporting decision-making, positive behaviour change and supporting the social and economic participation of people with disability. Electives include units on autism spectrum disorder, advocacy, mental health and the option to complete a professional portfolio.

Assessment methods

Units generally employ a variety of assessment methods to ensure your knowledge is solidified at the conclusion of the teaching period. Dependent on the unit, methods may include reports, case studies or verbal presentations, among others.

Teaching methods

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.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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