Working with Primary School Aged Students with Autism

This course is designed for education support staff working with primary school aged students with autism in a school setting. You will develop skills and strategies to fulfil your role based on a sound knowledge of the features of autism that impact on student learning.

Topics covered

  • Definitions and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder
  • The impact of autism on families
  • The child with autism in the classroom
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Understanding and addressing behavioural difficulties associated with autism
  • Working to develop positive strategies
  • The behavioural intervention framework.


Online program: one 2-hour online class per week over 3 weeks, 6.00 - 8.00pm
You will require internet access and a laptop, computer or other device that will enable you to join a virtual classroom and access an online learning portal. Your chosen device requires a camera, microphone and sound.

When and where

Please contact us via the enquire online button to express an interest in this program for 2022 or to discuss tailoring the program for group delivery at your venue.


Please contact us for further information on program fees.


This course has no prerequisites; however, it is most relevant for people working with students with autism.


There is no assessment associated with this course. Minimum class attendance is required.


This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1, 3, 4 and 6.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.