Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis
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The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis comprises two trimesters of part-time study. Students complete four courses (delivered as six-week online intensives) via a combination of learning activities that focus on real world application of knowledge and skills. At the end of the program, students will have developed a deep understanding of the key concepts, principles, and theoretical underpinnings of Applied Behaviour Analysis and have applied them to case scenarios involving assessment, intervention, and adherence to ethical and professional practice issues to support learning and achieve positive and meaningful changes in behaviour.
The program caters for students who want to apply the knowledge and skills to their everyday lives including teachers, allied health professionals, managers, principals, and parents/caregivers. In addition, the program provides a pathway towards external certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA). Students wishing to pursue external certification must: refer to the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board website for full information.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis will typically apply their knowledge and skills in one of three ways:
- Students may use their training to enhance their existing professional capacity as teachers and allied health clinicians.
- Students may apply their training to everyday life such as parents and caregivers raising children with developmental disabilities.
- Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis would fulfil part of the requirements for sitting the external exam to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analysists (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA).
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis, consideration will be given to applicants who have:
- a completed a Bachelor degree in any discipline with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 4.0 (using a 7 point scale)
- OR a health, education or related Diploma or Certificate IV VET/TAFE qualification plus two years relevant work experience
- OR completed a minimum of three years full-time professional experience in related fields and can demonstrate the ability to undertake graduate study as a result of relevant work experience through provision of curriculum vitae and an employer's reference
- OR can demonstrate the ability to undertake graduate study as a result of relevant life experience (for example, a parent of a child with disability accessing ABA intervention) through provision of curriculum vitae and statement of relevant life experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: