Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion brings the latest knowledge and insights to strengthen people's understanding about the diverse experiences, needs and perspectives of people with disability.

It will be attractive to students already working with, or who wish to work with, people with disability in a range of fields including rehabilitation, human services, disability support, health, and disability/health insurance.

This program promotes the principles of social inclusion, human rights and social justice. It encourages graduates to be innovative, flexible and client-centred
in establishing inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities in the era of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Students will explore policy, program, service and practice issues such as the history and purpose of the new NDIS, global and Australian historical and contemporary responses to disability rights, contemporary case-management and person-centred approaches to vocational rehabilitation and client service delivery, and the development of inclusive, cross-cultural, and regional/city strategies to meet the diverse needs of all Australians with disability.

Students may undertake the option of a small research project relating to a more inclusive society and the implementation of the NDIS, thereby playing an active role in clarifying its possibilities.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $10,750 total course cost.

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.0% (national average 71.7%)
Improved skills: 74.4% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.0% (national average 83.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.7% (national average 78.1%)
Studying full time: 8.2% (national average 5.6%)
Median full time salary: $65,000 (national average $67,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 3295

Entry Requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higher
Related Certificate IV and relevant work experience
Relevant work experience (more)