1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 22.5 Units in DSRS 1st year topics
2 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
3 18 Units in DSRS 1st year topics
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2 and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS3106 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Tests; Seminar
Topic description

This topic provides a conceptual framework as well as practical information on the basic issues and special concerns associated with securing and maintaining meaningful employment experiences for individuals with disabilities. Attention is given to specific employment strategies and techniques such as: vocational assessment, career development, self-determination, job placement, job instruction, social inclusion and the provision of ongoing support. Students will learn to apply research findings to employment and rehabilitation practice and develop and implement specific support strategies.

Educational aims

This topic aims to assist students to develop:

  • Knowledge and skills to effectively assist individuals with disabilities to access and maintain meaningful employment experiences
  • A repertoire of specific employment support strategies
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and explore the issues facing individuals with disabilities as they attempt to access and maintain meaningful employment
  2. Evaluate the roles/responsibilities of employment professionals in assisting people with disabilities to gain meaningful employment
  3. Determine a variety of work and employment options for those with disability
  4. Offer suggestions for improvement on the impact of various legislative and policy reforms on the employment outcomes of people with disabilities

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.