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Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Differences)

Develop a ‘person first’ approach to problem solve issues associated with dyslexia, ADHD, and dyspraxia with the help of the Education (Learning Differences) programme at Torrens University Australia.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 trimesters (full-time); 3 or 4 trimesters (part-time)
Starting in: February, May, September
Tuition Fee: AUD 10,850
Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Online

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) at Torrens University Australia takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of learning differences. In particular, it focuses on problem-solving, informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, from a person first perspective. 

The person first approach allows situations to be tackled from the perspective of the individual, and by doing so shifts the focus from a passive acceptance from the person at the centre of the issue to a more active role where their individual needs are actively considered. This approach questions traditional thinking and challenges learners’ biases, prejudice and assumptions.

It highlights the diversity of learning differences, which provides educators with advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with a range of learning differences and inclusion practices. In addition, the Graduate Certificate addresses challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in 21st Century educational practice.

Graduates can progress to further postgraduate studies in related fields of education. They can also advance their career in advisory roles specific to inclusion, differentiation and learning difference practices, in addition to being involved in resource teams in schools.

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“I did not feel isolated. Instead, I became part of a student community that felt real, with the added benefit of flexibility.”

Catherine Conradie // Graduate of Master of Education (Reading and Literacy)

Courses Included

  • Learning Differences
  • Dyslexia
  • Inclusive Classroom Practices

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