Diploma Course

Nationally Recognised Training Course

Graduate Diploma

of Teaching Students with Autism
Spectrum Disorder (22337VIC)

The Graduate Diploma comprises 7 units over 3 semesters of part time study. The course is designed for teachers working or intending to work with students with ASD.

Course Outline: Semester 1 and 2

Unit Code Unit of Competency Title Pre-requisite Nominal Hours
CHCCOM002 Use communications to build relationships Nil 55
VU22005 Manage resources to support students with ASD Nil 105
VU22006 Apply knowledge of ASD to teaching practice Nil 105
VU22007 Design and implement an individualised learning plan for a student with ASD Nil 105
Total Hours 370

Course Outline: Semester 3

Unit Code Unit of Competency Title Pre-requisite Nominal Hours
VU22008 Evaluate theories and research of teaching students with ASD VU22006 120
VU22009 Manage behaviour support and intervention programs for students with ASD VU22006 120
VU22010 Evaluate the effectiveness of individualised learning programs for students with ASD VU22007 120
Total Hours 360

The Course features a variety of delivery modes, including Saturday lectures delivered by experts in the field, workshops and tutorials.

Assessment

Participants undertake an ASD specific teaching practicum under the supervision of an Autism Teaching Institute Assessor who is an experienced teacher of students with ASD. Assessment is carried out using a range of methods including written assignments, workplace projects and observation of knowledge and skills in the classroom environment.

Professionals who complete this course will gain the ability to:

Demonstrate self directed development, resulting in achievement of specialised knowledge of ASD and targeted teaching skills for addressing the needs of students with ASD.

Initiate, analyze, design, plan, execute and evaluate teaching and learning in the context of the classroom containing students with ASD.

Demonstrate a command of highly specialised conceptual and technical skills in the context of the school/classroom containing students with ASD.

Demonstrate responsibility and broad ranging accountability for the structure, management and output of the work of others and/or functions.

To undertake the Graduate Diploma of Teaching Students with ASD, candidates must be qualified teachers registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Course Duration

This course is designed for teachers and school leaders who are working full or part time.
The Graduate Diploma includes 7 units over three semesters (18 months), part-time study.

Diploma Course Overview

Application and Enrolment Procedures

If you would like to register your interest in our mid-year 2019 student intake,
please contact us:
Phone: 9372 3647
Email: [email protected]

NOTE: Fee structure subject to scholarship provision; further information will become available once applications open in May 2019

ATI Expert Lecturers

Dr Deb Marks

Paediatrician
Autism Spectrum Assessment Service, Royal Children's Hospital

Margaret Coady

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics
Melbourne University

Hilarie Kohn

Senior Occupational Therapist
La Trobe University

Gloria Staios

Spectrum Speech Pathology Services

Karen Underwood

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Professor Nicole Rinehart

School of Psychology & Psychiatry at Monash University
Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Melbourne Children’s Clinic, Camberwell.

Yenn Purkis

Personal Perspective

Dr Vicki Bitsika

Director of the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bond University, Queensland.

Christine Kendall

Spectrum Speech Pathology Services

Dr Janine Manjiviona

Clinical Psychologist

Associate Professor Mark Stokes

School of Psychology at Deakin University

Anna Bortoli

ASD/Special Education Consultant
RMIT University

Wendy Holcombe

ASD Project Officer
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development