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For practitioners: eLearning and resources

Autism CRC has partnered with universities and professional organisations to deliver learning opportunities for implementing the National Guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism in Australia.

On this page, you will find an overview of each of the following learning opportunities and a link to enrolment providers currently available:


Short online course

Designed to support clinicians implementing the Guideline with clinical practice with course enrolment is open to all key clinical professionals supporting individuals and families through autism assessments and diagnosis. Currently available for members and non-members through and .

Enrol today through your preferred provider using the following links. The course fee is payable directly to the provider.


Credit-bearing microcredentials are professional units of study that demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience in a given subject area.  This suite of microcredentials will be of interest and value to a range of professionals and other stakeholders, such as allied health and medical professionals who may work with people who may be autistic and/ or who contribute to autism diagnostic assessments in the course of their practice. Professionals who work with and support children, adolescents and adults across settings (e.g., child health nurses, school counsellors, mental health practitioners, youth workers) may also be interested in this suite.

Developed by the Autism CRC, with The University of Western Australia (UWA), the following microcredentials are currently available for enrolment. Course fees are payable directly to UWA.

Follow the link above to find out more and register your interest.

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis

The University of Western Australia (UWA) offers a Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis (GCAD). The course provides graduates trained in psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics, or psychiatry with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills to participate in team-based diagnosis of autism.

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Resource library

A speech pathology role in an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment

Podcast: Speech Pathology Australia’s Anneke Flinn speaks with Robyn Stephen, Director and Principal Clinician at Melbourne Child Development, and Speech Pathology consultant at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists. Robyn chats about the speech pathology role in an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment.

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Autism assessment – speech pathology in a consensus team diagnosis

Podcast: Speech Pathology Australia’s Senior Advisor for Disability, Amy Fitzpatrick, speaks with the Autism Assessment Team at Melton Health – Dr Mandira Hiremath – Paediatrician, Joanne Romell – Speech Pathologist, Claire Thorpe – Occupational Therapist and Alex Charalambous – Clinical Psychologist.

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