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    Master of Disability Policy and Practice
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    Master of Disability Policy and Practice

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 41,200  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Disability Policy and Practice


    Become an effective and respected professional in disability. The program aims to broaden the professional opportunities for graduates within an evolving policy and practice context. You will become NDIS aware and develop disability specific knowledge to assist people living with disabilities to participate in all aspects of their everyday life. This could include supporting people with disabilities in their educational, economic, recreational and social participation, and to be recognised as valued members of their local communities.

    You may also be interested in the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support.

    Flinders postgraduate Data Science program has been designed in close consultation with industry. You'll develop in-demand skills to help solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. You'll also learn soft skills that will help you navigate the world by working with multiple disciplines and cultures. You'll hone your leadership and problem-solving skills, and develop interpersonal skills that will put you ahead of the competition.  


    Practical experience

    The Master of Data Science involves significant project work, notably a major individual project that may tackle an industry-relevant problem or a research question.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    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.


    Developmental educators and disability specialists occupy diverse roles across a variety of work areas. Further information can be obtained through the Developmental Educators Australia Inc (DEAI) professional association website.

    Potential occupations include:  

    • developmental educator
    • policy officer
    • community development officer
    • support coordinator
    • case manager
    • industry trainer and facilitator
    • systemic or individual advocate
    • project leader /senior project worker.

    Potential employers include:

    • disability support services
    • education sector
    • government sector
    • non-government agencies
    • community services
    • social welfare services
    • health/medical services
    • private sector
    • self employment.

    Professional accreditation/recognition

    Master of Disability Policy and Practice graduates have access to full membership of the Developmental Educators Australia Inc, and status in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other processional sectors as a developmental educator.

    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 41,200 

    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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