The Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education (Rehabilitation Counselling) requires four years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time. The honours program cannot be undertaken with this major. The course is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Subject to completion of the professional associations' course accreditation process, the major is expected to be accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) and the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA).
Students interested in pursuing theoretical specialisations other than Rehabilitation Counselling should refer to Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The aim of the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education (Rehabilitation Counselling) is to equip students with specific work-integrated knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of disability and related health and human services environments. The course prepares students for employment as disability and developmental educators, and community rehabilitation professionals. Graduate of this course are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) and/or the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA) and the course provides access to additional career opportunities requiring this professional recognition.
On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education (Rehabilitation Counselling), a student must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study set out below.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purpose of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
36 units comprising
DSRS1201 Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1202 Lifespan Development (4.5 units)
DSRS1206 Health Issues and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS1209 Human Diversity (4.5 units)
DSRS1210 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
DSRS1211 Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1215 Communication and Language (4.5 units)
DSRS1216 Introduction to Principles of Learning (4.5 units)
36 units comprising
DSRS2230 Mentoring and Advocacy for People with Diverse Learning Needs (4.5 units)
DSRS2231 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (4.5 units)
DSRS2232 Practicum A - Disability and Community Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS2234 Direct Instruction (4.5 units)
DSRS2235 Professional Ethics for Disability Practitioners (4.5 units)
DSRS2236 Practicum B - Disability and Community Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS2237 Employment & Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS2220 Family & Professional Partnerships (4.5 units)
36 units comprising
DSRS3235 Community Development, Funding & Tendering in Human Services (4.5 units)
DSRS3221 Positive Behaviour Support (4.5 units)
DSRS3222 Counselling (4.5 units)
DSRS3233 Practicum C - Disability and Community Rehabilitation (9 units)
DSRS3234 Case Management (4.5 units)
HLTH3102 Qualitative Methods in Social Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH3105 Quantitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
18 units comprising:
DSRS4033 Workers' and Accident Compensation (4.5 units)
DSRS4040 Vocational Assessment, Evaluation and Job Placement (4.5 units)
DSRS4100 Rehabilitation and Mental Health (4.5 units)
DSRS4108 Applied Counselling & Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
Plus 9 units of practicum in a rehabilitation counselling setting, selected from:
DSRS4106 Practicum Specialisation 1 (4.5 units)
DSRS4107 Practicum Specialisation 2 (4.5 units)
DSRS4114 Practicum Specialisation 3 (4.5 units)
DSRS4115 Practicum Specialisation 4 (4.5 units)
Puls 9 units of electives selected from:
DSRS4101 Leisure, Arts and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS4102 Technological Applications and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS4103 Community Rehabilitation for People with ABI (4.5 units)
DSRS4105 Independent Study 1 (4.5 units)
DSRS4109 Autism Spectrum Disorders (4.5 units)
DSRS4110 Transition to Adult Life for Young People with Disabilities (4.5 units)
DSRS4111 Introduction to Intellectual Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS4112 Sensory, Physical and Multiple Disabilities (4.5 units)
DSRS4113 Independent Study 2 (4.5 units)
Not all fourth year elective topics are necessarily available in each Semester. Students are encouraged to seek enrolment advice from staff in the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit when planning their final year enrolment.
Students may, in consultation with the Course Coordinator, select alternative topics as their electives.
Not offered with this specialisation
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