Certificate in Education Studies (Special Education)

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CET Programmes

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 7250.00 $ 7757.50
Registration Fee $ 50.00 $ 53.50


The Certificate in Education Studies (Special Education) is specifically designed for those who are currently working as teacher aides in special school setting. The certificate comprises 5 modules consisting of two days of face-to face intensive teaching followed by required application of new skills and knowledge in special school settings. The course will cover an introduction to special education, principles and practices in special education, basic child development studies, as well as behaviour management. For details on the entry requirements of this certificate programme, please log on to our website at www.ssi.sg.

Target Participants:

Special education teacher-aides and those in equivalent positions in special schools or settings working with Special Needs students.

Participants should preferably have a minimum of 3 GCE ‘O’ level passes.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Discuss how special education policies both locally and internationally has evolved
• Differentiate a range of disability types and associated terminology
• Demonstrate ability to assist in development of individual education plans for students with disabilities
• Explain the importance of the different stakeholders and their roles in supporting the education of students with disabilities
• Explain what are the communication, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of individual student and prepare appropriate intervention programmes
• Discuss the strengths and limitations of different theories of behaviour to respond appropriately to disruptive behaviour in class


This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available.

Trainer Profile:

Faculty of Flinders University, Australia

Dr Caroline Ellison is a Lecturer teaching in both Disability Studies and Education at Flinders University and has considerable experience in the management, development and direct provision of services to people with a disability. With a service provision career spanning 18 years there has been a focus on leisure, respite, accommodation, day options and social housing. Caroline's teaching with the university covers areas including, lifespan development, language topics, leisure, arts and community development, counselling, behaviour management, management of physical and multiple disabilities, collaborative consultation and perspectives on disability. Caroline has recently completed her PhD thesis exploring recreation and retirement for individuals with an intellectual disability.

A/Prof Ms Kerry Bissaker, MEd , is a lecturer as Flinders University. Prior to her work at the University, she worked as a classroom teacher integrating children with special needs followed by working as an early intervention teacher supporting the needs of families of children with hearing impairment. She has a strong background in language and literacy development for children with disabilities and has involved parents of children with disabilities as partners in presenting at International conferences on early intervention for children with disabilities.

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