An inclusive education experience for all students requires teachers to be equipped with the knowledge to support all students including learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In 2012, the department offered state school teachers the opportunity to gain postgraduate qualifications in autism studies through the Autism Studies Scholarship program.
Up to 90 scholarships have been made available by the department for studies commencing from Semester 2, 2012.
Initially 30 scholarships were awarded for studies commencing in Semester 2, 2012, and a further 30 for studies commencing in Semester 1, 2013.
An additional 30 scholarships are now available for studies commencing in Semester 2, 2013.
The scholarships would benefit teachers who have a genuine interest in gaining or maintaining skills and knowledge in teaching students with ASDs, including school clusters or groups of teachers within a school.
The department will provide recipients with a range of support directly related to their studies, including:
Scholarship applicants must meet the specified eligibility criteria and be willing to commit to the scholarship conditions, including successfully completing the Graduate Certificate program in the required timeframe, and continuing to teach in Queensland state schools for a minimum of two years on a full time or part time basis, after completing the study program.
To be eligible for the Autism Studies Scholarship, individuals must:
Detailed information about the Application process, required statements and a guide on addressing the prescribed criteria is provided in the Autism Studies Scholarship guidelines. 161k (Assistance with opening a PDF document)
Specific enquiries may be emailed to scholarships.
Applications for 2013 have closed.
This page was last reviewed on 11 Mar 2013
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