Why study disability practice?

Whether you’re looking to start or advance your career, our postgraduate courses in disability practice are your pathway into the expanding disability sector. Our flexible, online degrees can be completed whether you’re entering the sector, or a professional already in the field.

Our courses have been developed by a team of internationally-recognised researchers from La Trobe’s Living with Disability Research Centre in collaboration with leading industry practitioners. Graduates will be well equipped to deal with the challenges facing the contemporary disability sector.

Practitioners for the 21st Century in Australia need different approaches to practice. This is especially so in the disability field with the introduction of the NDIS. These courses will equip professionals to undertake a range of roles in this field, some of them fairly new to the profession.

Emeritus Professor Lesley Chenoweth AO
Griffith University, Queensland

Choose your own study path

Study online at any time of the day to suit your own lifestyle. Full time or part-time study options are available commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Choose to enrol in either a single subject that is of interest to you, or a Graduate Certificate in Disability Practice, Graduate Diploma in Disability Practice, or a Master of Disability Practice.

You can see the course structure by accessing the La Trobe University Handbook.

To find out more about the course and where our courses can take you, register for our upcoming Disability Practice Webinar*.

You can enrol into single subjects by accessing the Short Courses Page

*Dates to be announced

Career opportunities

Our postgraduate courses can lead to a satisfying career improving the lives of people with disabilities and their communities. You could consider working in the following positions:

  • Practice leader
  • Team leader
  • Support coordinator or Planner
  • Service Manager

Disability Practice - Course Structure Instructional Video

To learn about how the Disability Practice course structures differ from each other, you can watch this short video