Course Description

This degree, offered by the Autism Centre of Excellence, has a multidisciplinary, whole of life focus. In the masters, you will build on this knowledge and learn about critical issues in autism such as transitions, collaborative practices and environmental management. You will gain a comprehensive understanding and skills in research and practice for individuals with ASD, that will enable you to work effectively with learners with autism and their families at home, in school, at work and in the community.

This degree address an area of acute need as determined by the Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Queensland Department of Education and Training, and the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,000 total course cost.
International Students: $27,500 per year full-time


1 - 2 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 68.1% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 73.2% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.3% (national average 81.5%)

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 Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.8% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 5.0% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $65,300 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 5595

Entry Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies (4.5 GPA) (more)