The Graduate Certificate in Complex Communication Needs is designed for those passionate about fostering robust communication support systems. This course addresses the nuances of creating person-centred systems that enhance communication for both children and adults who benefit from additional communication supports.
You’ll explore the complexity of how to integrate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in systems of support, emphasising the importance of autonomous communication. With a blend of theory and practical insights, learners will be equipped to not just understand but also shape the narrative around complex communication needs.
Whether you're a healthcare professional, an educator, or a policymaker, with the Graduate Certificate in Complex Communication Needs, you are primed to make a significant difference in the lives of those with communication support needs.
Boost your career
With the rising demand in the disability sector, this course positions you to lead the way in ensuring communication accessibility.
Transition to specialised roles
If you're looking to specialise in complex communication needs, this course provides a comprehensive foundation to develop your expertise and skills.
What jobs can the Complex Communication Needs lead to?
- Clinical Practice Expert
- Disability Support Leader
- Communication Policy Advisor
- Disability organisations
- Healthcare institutions
- Governmental policy departments
With the Graduate Certificate in Complex Communication Needs, you are primed to make a significant difference in the lives of those with communication support needs.
What you'll learn
- critically analyse and evaluate contemporary understanding of the concepts and principles supporting quality of life utilising human rights frameworks and a biopsychosocial model, with a focus on enhanced wellbeing, co-regulation and proactive supports that meet underlying needs.
- identify, analyse and discriminate the range of individual, social and environmental factors that contribute to the experiences and underlying needs of people with communication support needs or behaviour that can be seen to be of concern.
- understand and apply skills in a practice leadership role, coaching the support networks of people who have communication support needs, to develop multimodal communication strategies that are meaningful and accessible.
- assess and facilitate implementation of evidenced based supports that are person centred and build the capability of support networks and environments.
- understand and develop practical skills in addressing the complexity of accessing language and autonomous communication via AAC for children and adults who experience multiple barriers to typical language and communication development.
- recognise potential or current aversive, abusive or restrictive practices within the field of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and communication support.
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical appreciation of the impact of values, system culture, beliefs, attitudes and ethical principles on the understanding of people’s underlying needs, neurodiversity, human rights, behaviour and communication support needs.
- apply skills in developing the capability of support networks to build and implement communication and literacy accessible environments to enhance quality of life through informed decision making, consent, self-advocacy and relationships.