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Welcome to the Autism Teaching Institute website. The ATI, Western Autistic School's Registered Training Organsation, offers the first autism specific Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Teaching Students with Autism accredited in Australia.

"New qualification titles in the AQF are pretty rare. But two new titles were recently incorporated into the AQF and so… we congratulate the Western Autistic School as the first provider in Victoria to have a course accredited by the VQA using these new titles Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate Diploma".
VQA Update, Issue no. 11 - May 2006.


The Autism Teaching Institute (ATI) is an exciting cutting edge initiative emanating from Western Autistic School (WAS) which has broken new ground in the fields of School Education, Teacher Training provision and Vocational Training in Australia.
The ATI is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that exists as an unincorporated entity under the wider umbrella of WAS. The ATI was created to deliver specialist teacher training in the area of students with ASD with the brief to create systemic change. This occurred in response to a perceived need for specifically trained professionals in this area of great need.