Support clients with ASD and Intellectual Disabilities

Course Code 3120AGE005

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Study Mode Online, Short Course
Length Three hours
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Three hour online course
Course Overview

This short course is for workers who are responsible for supporting clients with ASD or and intellectual disability. During the course you will learn about ASD and Intellectual Disabilities, how to communicate with clients with these with this disabilities, and the legal and ethical requirements for your role.

What will I Learn?

Introduction to Autism

  • History and context of Autism
  • Current research
  • Skills development for independence
  • Relationships and emotional skills

Introduction to Intellectual Disability

  • Clinical terms
  • Key features of Intellectual disability
  • What is cognitive disability
  • Developmental delay


  • Definition of communication
  • Communication skills
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Hand gestures and Auslan

Ethical and legal requirements

  • Legislation
  • Duty of care V’s Dignity of risk
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Dealing with breaches.

Course Requirements
Units offered

This short course does not include accredited units and training.

Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

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Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $0.00
Concession rate $0.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $33.00
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book

There are three simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Confirmation – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course. 
  3. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion and within 30 days of the short course, you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.