1 x 2-hour workshop per semester
1 x 100-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 22.5 units in DSRS 1st year topics
2 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
3 13.5 units in DSRS topics
4 Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
5 2 of DSRS1201, DSRS1209, DSRS1218
6 Admission into BPSY-Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
7 9 units of DSRS level 1 topics
8 Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2 and 3) or (4 and 5) or (6 and 7) or (8))
Assignment(s), Placement, Portfolio
Topic description
In this topic students will build skills as a competent practitioner; applying foundation skills in a professional context through an 80 hour supervised placement in a disability setting. Students will work closely with people with disability to effectively support them in their chosen daily activities. The topic will also introduce students to critical and reflective practice within their fieldwork experience.
Educational aims

The aim of this topic is to learn about: specialised competencies around service provision through working collaboratively with disability professionals to develop and maintain professional relationships with people living with disability, their support network and other professionals. Students will also learn to self reflect about provided services and basic research and critical analysis skills.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify, analyse and discuss key concepts included in relevant Government legislation around human services, and evaluate the service delivery practices of the placement provider/agency in line with relevant disability service standards
  2. Interpret organisational policies
  3. Work effectively within a team environment
  4. Demonstrate professional practice within a disability organisation
  5. Reflect on your professional development

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.


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.