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Graduate Certificate in Disability Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Up to 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Disability Management, offered by the University of New England (UNE), is designed for support workers, others employed by disability service organisations, and students interested in the field of disability management.

Within this course you will study clinical and neurobiological issues in disability management. As this course is relevant to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you will also study NDIS business management.

You will develop a thorough understanding of disability management including clinical knowledge and practice, business, and management - all based around a broad context of health, family, and community services.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as business, management, law, social work, education, psychology, medicine or health; OR
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a non-relevant discipline and at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in any aspect of provision of services to people with or without disability*; OR
  • Hold a diploma or advanced diploma and at least two years of full-time equivalent experience in any aspect of provision of services to people with or without disability*; OR
  • Have at least five years of full-time equivalent work experience including at least three years in any aspect of provision of services to people with or without disability*.

*Applicants admitted under these rules must submit a resume, plus two referees' reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead).

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

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Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Disability Management from the University of New England.

You will be qualified for specialist employment in organisations that provide disability services.

Your specialist knowledge in disability management will include clinical knowledge and practice, business and management.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Manager
  • Respite Client Liaison Officer
  • Service Support Analyst
  • Practice Support Coordinator

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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