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.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the Sydney Graduate Certificate of Health Sciences (Development Disability) are made through the Faculty of Health Science. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January. This course is not offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the Faculty of Health Sciences. Applications are submitted online. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the 31 January. This course is not offered in the July semester intake.

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

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

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

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

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

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to 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 fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

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.

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 for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.