Course Description

The Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) is designed to provide the opportunity for practitioners from a range of medical, nursing, dental, allied health, therapy, social work, behavioural science, educational and other professions to develop specialist skills underpinned by theory, scholarship and research in the field of developmental disabilities.

The course equips students to contribute to multidisciplinary practice in a manner that is characterised by respect for individuals with a developmental disability, their families, advocates and communities.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $26,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 80.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 84.4%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 7.4% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $75,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCHSDEDI1000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

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