Course Description

This course is for students who want a career in disability or human service management. It’s one of the few opportunities to take a university course in this area. This associate degree also acts as a pathway course into the Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies for those who don’t currently meet the entry requirements.Students will develop a holistic view of disability and the social structures that influence learning and development for people with special needs. This includes areas such as:social justice and empowerment advocacy the influence of disability on learning social dynamics and positive behaviour support.Students can tailor the course to their interests by selecting topics in assessment tasks, fieldwork components and the selection of specialisation subject units. The majority of assessments are assignment or project based to help integrate practice and theory.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $6,560 per year full-time, $13,120 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.4% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 79.4% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.9% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian Catholic University (ACU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.7% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 4.6% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 055934K

Entry Requirements