Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
This course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Two coursework units provide in-depth knowledge of ASD concerning characteristics across the lifespan, common comorbidities, current theoretical accounts and issues, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, assessment tools and multidisciplinary team assessment. One practical unit provides training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and another provides graded practical experiences leading up to the trainee conducting a discipline-specific component of a diagnostic assessment.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Psychological Science
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 3 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Lauren Taylor and Associate Professor Iliana Magiati
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||PSYC5520||The Presentation and Diagnostic Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan||Online delivery which includes: 5 online modules; 4 online lectures; 1 whole-day workshop.|
|NS||PSYC5521||Key Principles in the the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Lifespan Approach||Online delivery, which includes: 4 online modules; 4 online lectures; and 1 whole-day workshop.|
|NS||PSYC5522||Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2) Training||pre-workshop reading and observations of pre-recorded ADOS-2 videos; 4-day workshop; post-workshop assignment|
|*||PSYC5523||Practicum: Assessment and Diagnosis of ASD||This is a practical unit. Students must participate in at least two diagnostic assessments for autism via a clinical placement and demonstrate the clinical skills required for a diagnostician through online practical activities and/or additional placement opportunities.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.