Specialist Diploma in Teaching And Supporting Children With Special Needs

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Introduction to the programme

The programme has been designed for :

  • participants with the aspirations of becoming educators for children with special needs
  • professionals who wish to improve their skills in working with children with special needs in their work areas such as in pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, health and social services.
  • responsive parents and adults who have no experience in caring for children with special needs


The programme provides participants with :

  • an entry level qualification in teaching children with special needs
  • a well-developed knowledge of child behavior particularly for those who require special attention
  • a scientific overview of the different types of necessity in order to develop the uniqueness of each individual child


The programme aims to:

  • provide a basic knowledge in identifying and empathizing with children focusing on supporting their special needs
  • provide training in working with children with special needs using well-rounded methods
  • familiarize each participant with the importance of understanding emotional and behavioral problems of childhood
  • introduce the ethical issues behind the intervention and strategies for supporting children with special needs


Course Modules 

The areas of study include :

  •  Child Development
  • Developmental & Learning Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioural Disorders
  • Introduction to counselling with Ethics

Entry Requirements

  • diploma holders in any field
  • be at least 18 years of age’
  • mature-aged applicants not meeting the admission requirements are invited to apply as the program recognises relevant life experiences that students bring with them

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Written assignments, attendance and examination

Graduation and Degree

  • Specialist Diploma in Teaching And Supporting Children With Special Needs

Commencement date

24 Jan, 5 Mar, 9 May

Full/part time

Part Time

Length of course

4 Months

Course Price

$ 4,205.00

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