Develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Introduction

This course will provide graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, paediatrics, or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Course description, features and facilities

Two coursework units will provide in-depth knowledge of ASD concerning characteristics across the lifespan, common comorbidities, current theoretical accounts and issues, DSM and ICD diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, assessment tools and multidisciplinary team assessment.

One practical unit will provide training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and another will provide graded placement experiences leading up to the trainee conducting a discipline-specific component of a diagnostic assessment.

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Structure

Take ALL FOUR units (24 points)
  • PSYC5520 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • PSYC5521 Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • PSYC5522 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training
  • PSYC5523 ASD Practicum Placement

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Career opportunities

This course will provide specialist training for students wishing to work with children with ASD as part of their career as a psychologist, speech pathologist, paediatrician or psychiatrist, or in special education. 

Graduates will develop specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These capabilities will be invaluable for students seeking a career in working with children with autism. 

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Further study opportunities

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis in addition to an Honours degree in Psychology may wish to pursue further study in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology through the MPsych/PhD programs offered at UWA.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(1)(a)(i) a bachelor's degree in speech pathology, medicine, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or

(ii) an accredited bachelor's honours degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) evidence of having at least three months of full-time equivalent experience working directly with children or adolescents, as recognised by UWA;

and

(c) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(d) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;

and

(e) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA.

(2) Invitation to attend an interview will be based on assessment of (1) (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), in alignment with the interview quota for the year.

(3) Eligible applicants who are interviewed will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable by the selection panel.

(4) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under (1) and (3) who fall within the intake quota for that year.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.
 
Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.  

Additional information

As well as The University of Western Australia application requirements, applicants must provide the following information with their applications:

  1. Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program and addressing the selection criteria - maximum of one page;
  2. Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program; and 
  3. Applicants for this course must provide 2 academic reference reports using the Qualtrics Referee Report on the School of Psychology website no later than 31st October 2016

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview.

 

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Please note: It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure they read the instructions provided on the School of Psychology website before they submit an application. 

Applicants for this course must provide 2 academic reference reports using the Qualtrics Referee Report provided on the School of Psychology website. All applicants must ask their referees to complete the online referee report no later than 31st October 2016.

Applicants must also provide the following information, in conjunction with the online application:

  1. Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program - maximum of one page.
  2. Curriculum Vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program, including the names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report.
  3. Certified academic transcripts.
  4. If you completed your psychology degree overseas, please provide documentation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recognising your program as an accredited 4th year psychology degree.
  5. IELTS results (international students)

Fees

Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

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Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

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Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal, Online, External
Starting dates
Semester 1
Weekly first year time commitment
Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Standard full-time completion
1 Semester
Maximum time to complete
3 years
Contact details: course information
Administrative Officer (Postgraduate)
School of Psychology (M304)
postgradinfo-psy@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
6488 3247
(+61 8)6488 3247
Course code
70230
CRICOS Code
70230
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