How to Transition to Tertiary Education
Helpful hints for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Congratulations on deciding to undertake tertiary study at university
or TAFE. You will encounter many changes with this transition: a new
physical environment, different teaching and learning approaches, and
new expectations of you as a student.
Coping with change and transition can be difficult for many people,
and if you are on the Autism Spectrum you may find it particularly
The information here was developed as two booklets. These booklets
discusses many changes to expect, but cannot predict all possible
changes you may experience. Each university or TAFE is different; each
campus is different; the staff are different; the students are
different; and the way you experience it may be different as well.
Nevertheless, a good logical approach to planning will help you cope
with the transition.
The short version of How to Transition to Tertiary Education: Helpful Hints for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder emphasises
the main points and has helpful checklists at the end of each chapter.
Each covers the same information. It is up to you which one you prefer
How to Transition to Tertiary Education; Helpful hints for people with
Autism Spectrum Disorder project was developed by the National
Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program. The NDCO program is
funded by the Australian Government to work strategically to assist
people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and
subsequent employment. To find your nearest NDCO, go to www.education.gov.au/ndcoprogramme