OLT – Understanding Autism

Learning Focus
Inclusion and Diversity
Online / Self-paced
Start Date

Available anytime

By clicking ‘enrol’ on this page you will register an Expression of Interest in the next available course, and you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please express an interest in NO MORE THAN TWO OLT courses at a time.

Program Description

This online, tutored course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with students with ASD to support inclusive practice.

The course is approximately 10 hours and is delivered in four sections:

  • Understanding
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Interventions
  • Case Studies
Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the distinguishing features of autism spectrum disorder
  • Explain the restricted flexibility in behaviour and thinking
  • Identify potential atypical sensory responses to environment stimuli
  • Explain the purpose and process of individual education assessments
  • Carry out assessments of communication, social integration and sensory processing abilities
  • Evaluate particular behaviours and their implications for learning
  • Choose appropriate assessment tools to determine the level of adjustments required
  • Design and plan strategies to reinforce desirable behaviour
  • Devise interventions to develop communication and social skills
  • Create an action plan to practise course application skills in the classroom
Australian Professional Standard


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course

Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.