Students with Autism and Complex Needs (EDPD6016)


The education of students with autism and complex needs is an integral part of education. In recent years, a growing body of reliable and valid knowledge has emerged related to (a) the development of rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences for students with special education needs, (b) implementation of education programs using evidence-based instruction, and (c) the provision of positive behaviour support for students with special educational needs. Teachers need to be familiar with this literature, and acquire the skills that will give them the confidence to develop meaningful, individualised educational programs that meet the needs of students with autism and complex needs, and allow them to access the curriculum on the same basis as their peers. This unit of study aims to equip teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to address these important educational needs of students with autism and complex educational needs

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x unit of work (40%); 1x representational artefact analysis (20%) and in-class/on-line tasks (4 x 10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.