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What will I learn?

Develop work-integrated knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of disability and related health and human services environments. On completion, you can be employed as a developmental educator and are qualified to provide services for people of all ages with diverse needs, including developmental and acquired disabilities.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

core topics in perspectives on disability and rehabilitation, lifespan development, health issues and disability, human diversity, interpersonal and group skills, communication and language, introduction to neurological rehabilitation, and principles of learning.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in mentoring and advocacy for people with diverse learning needs, augmentative and alternative communication, direct instruction, professional ethics for disability practitioners, employment and disability, and family and professional partnerships
  • two 80-hour practical field placements in the disability sector.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in community development, funding and tendering in human services; positive behaviour support; counselling; and case management
  • a 225-hour practical field placement in the disability sector
  • topics in qualitative and quantitative methods in social health research.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a placement specialisation
  • independent study topics
  • coursework topics
  • an honours thesis for students who complete the first three years to a sufficiently high standard.
  • You may be able to transfer into honours or the rehabilitation counselling major for completion of fourth year (conditions apply).

Your career

Potential occupations include:

  • developmental educator
  • NDIS professional planner/coordinator
  • case manager
  • disability employment consultant
  • family/behavioural support coordinator.

Potential employers include:

  • disability support services
  • schools or educational facilities
  • allied health facilities
  • government and non-government agencies

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

CRICOS

058482J

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (20,94,668) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. Flinders University recognizes international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE) - Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Flinders University

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
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