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Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies


Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

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.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the Higher School Certificate; applicants with experience working in community-based organisations which provide a service to people with a disability are also encouraged to apply.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Associate Degree2

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

  1. 140 cp from Discipline Studies;
  2. 20 cp from Professional Practice Specialisations.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicates in parentheses where applicable.

Discipline Studies

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC116 10 Interpersonal Communication Skills
EDAC133 10 Attitudes and Inclusive Education
EDFD167 10 Contexts for Learning and Development


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC134 10 Technology and Independence
EDAC135 10 Person Centred Planning and Inclusive Learning
EDAC136 10 Adaptive Communication Supports
EDAC223 10 Instructional Delivery in Community Settings
EDAC224 10 Understanding Behaviours and Disability

Community Inclusion

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC137 10 Disability Studies
EDAC218 10 Supporting Social Relationships
EDAC225 10 Family Studies and Disability
EDAC226 10 Employment Support Issues and Practice

Professional Practice Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC138 10 Implementing Disability Competencies
EDAC227 10 Implementing Person Centred Supports

Professional Practice Specialisations

Community Services

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC220 10 Social Justice, Legal and Policy Issues
EDAC228 10 Case Work and Management in Community Settings

School Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA108 10 Children’s Literature for Literacy Education
EDMA103 10 Exploring Mathematics 1

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.