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    Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 42,400  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education


    Improve lives and realise potential. Develop the knowledge and skills to shape an inclusive society. Enjoy a highly sought-after career qualification in a growing sector as a Developmental Educator and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner. Grounded in a human rights approach, graduates will be equipped to provide evidence-based services and interventions including therapeutic and positive behaviour supports for children and adults with diverse needs. Work with multi-disciplinary teams in government or private organisations or set up your own private practice, register with the NDIS, practice in early intervention, community settings, aged care – the options are endless. Graduates of this four-year degree are eligible for full membership with the DEAI to practice as a Developmental Educator. A Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education (Online) is also available.

    • This course teaches you specialist skills to develop and implement holistic and person-centred therapeutic and positive behavioural supports for people with disability
    • This degree is grounded in inclusive, human rights based approaches with contributions from disability studies, sociology, psychology, speech pathology and health
    • Take on practical experience that prepares you for the work force, including four placements that build your skills and knowledge for a career as a Developmental Educator and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
    • Study anywhere in Australia, with all topics available online.
    • Take advantage of interstate and overseas placement opportunities from your second year
    • Prepare for a career that helps make a difference in people's lives


    Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

    Secondary schooling in Australia - using your ATAR

    If you completed your secondary education in Australia with an ATAR, please refer to the international Undergraduate entry requirements (PDF).

    Prerequisite subject requirements

    Some courses may have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite subjects or knowledge in a particular area. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

    Credit for previous university studies is granted at the discretion of the faculty that administers a chosen course. If you are seeking credit or exemption you will need to provide detailed subject outlines of studies completed.

    If you do not meet the necessary academic requirements you may enrol in a Foundation Program at Flinders International Study Centre (FISC).


    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Lead teams or work as an individual practitioner as a Developmental Educator and Behaviour Support Practitioner in the disability and community services sectors.

  • developmental educator
    (see the DEAI for more information)
  • positive behaviour support practitioner
  • NDIS support coordinator
  • case manager
  • program coordinator
  • disability employment consultant.

  • disability support services
  • government sector/NDIS
  • non-government agencies
  • private sector
  • self-employment.
  • Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 42,400 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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