Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

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The Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) is designed to provide the opportunity for practitioners from a range of medical, nursing, dental, allied health, therapy, social work, behavioural science, educational and other professions to develop specialist skills underpinned by theory, scholarship and research in the field of developmental disabilities.

The course equips students to contribute to multidisciplinary practice in a manner that is characterised by respect for individuals with a developmental disability, their families, advocates and communities.

Course outline

Units of Study Overview

Study plan

A total of 24 credit points (cp) is required to complete this course.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

As Australia moves toward the National Disability Insurance Scheme there will be an unprecedented need for well-trained, research-literate leaders in disability services and policy and this course offers ideal preparation for individuals who wish to meet that demand.

Admission

Admission requirements

In order to qualify for admission, applicants must have one of the following:

* A bachelor's degree in an area of occupational relevance
such as health sciences, allied health/therapy
(physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology),
medicine, dentistry, nursing, welfare, psychology,
behavioural, social, educational or biomedical sciences.

* Overseas qualifications acceptable to the Faculty

* Other general and professional qualifications and/or
experience as will satisfy the Faculty that the applicant
possesses the educational preparation and capacity to
pursue graduate studies, and satisfy such additional
requirement for admission to the program as may be
prescribed by the Faculty.

As students will be studying online, access to a computer with internet connection is essential.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Development Disability) are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty of Health Science. On-time applications for Semester 1 close on 31 January. This program will be delivered subject to sufficient student enrolments. The University will contact all applicants if the program does not continue. There is no Semester 2 intake.

International students

How to apply

On-time applications for Semester 1 close 31 January. Overseas applicants may apply:
1. directly to the University, or
2. through a University overseas representative (education agent).

This program will be delivered subject to sufficient student enrolments. The University will contact all applicants if the program does not continue. There is no Semester 2 intake.

This degree does not meet the CRICOS requirements for obtaining an Australian student visa. International students can complete the course through a combination of online and distance modules from their home country.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.