Credit points


Minimum duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Strathfield


Individual units are offered online nationally. Intensive modes are available to cohorts on other campuses by arrangement.

EFTSL value of units : All units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

a. Completion of Higher School Certificate


b. Appropriate experience working in community-based organisations which provide a service to people with a disability

All students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Program Policy.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Associate Degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 130 cp from Discipline Studies Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from Professional Practice Studies Units (Part B);
  3. 10 cp from Core Curriculum Unit (Part C).

Other requirements

Requirements for working with children and vulnerable people: All students enrolled must obtain a national police check before they may enter a workplace.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Progression requirements

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Part A : Discipline Studies

Complete exactly 130 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAC133Attitudes and Inclusion10Foundation Studies
EDAC137Disability Studies10Foundation Studies
EDES103Understanding Learners and Their Contexts10Foundation Studies
EDAC135Inclusive Learning10Learning/Teaching
EDAC150Understanding Technology and Communications Systems10Learning/Teaching
EDAC220Human Rights and Equity10Learning/Teaching
EDAC223Instructional Delivery10Learning/Teaching
EDAC250Technology and Communication Systems in Action10Learning/Teaching
EDAC225Family Studies and Disability10Social Inclusion
EDAC252Belonging and Inclusion10Social Inclusion
EDAC224Understanding Behaviours and Disability10Behaviour support
EDAC151Diversity and Wellbeing10Disability
EDAC251Ethical Considerations for Diversity10Disability

Part B : Professional Practice Studies Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAC138Disability Support Practice10
EDAC227Person Centred Practice10

Part C : Core Curriculum Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10

Visit Core Curriculum for more information.

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