Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
1 x 1.5-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour online exercises weekly
1 x 6.5-hour independent study weekly

Distance On-line
1 x 1.5-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-hour online tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour online exercises weekly
1 x 6.5-hour independent study weekly
Assessment
Assignment(s), Workbook
Topic description

This topic focuses on the current policy and practice landscape in which people with disability receive supports. Students will explore the network of systems within which support to people with disability is provided and consider their role(s) in these systems. This will include the ways they will work in partnership with people with a disability and family members, other allied health professionals, advocates and the wider community. It also builds awareness around the role of disability professional’s, including their professional identity.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the way that current service systems and policies operate in Australia to support people with disability
  • Develop students understanding of the practices required to support a person with disability to navigate service systems
  • Explore how disability professionals can identify and work in partnership with key stakeholders, including people with a disability and family members, to live flourishing lives
  • Build awareness of the role(s) of disability professionals
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand and maintain current knowledge of the contemporary practice landscape in which people with disability receive support in a range of contexts
  2. Articulate the roles of disability professionals and how this intersects with key stakeholders, including people with a disability and family members, other allied health professionals and the wider community
  3. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and interprofessional strategies for working in the disability landscape

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.