1 x 2-hour workshop per semester
1 x 100-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 18 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 4.5 units of DSRS level 1 topics
9 Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
10 Admission into BEDSTBDS-Bachelor of Education Studies, Bachelor of Disability Studies
11 13.5 units of DSRS level 1 topics
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2 and 3) or (4 and 5) or (6 and 7) or (8 and 9) or (10 and 11))
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