1 x 2-hour workshop per semester
1 x 150-hour field placement per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 Admission into BDDE-Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education
1a Admission into BDDEFP-Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education - City Campus
2 18 units of DSRS Level 3 topics
3 1 of DSRS2236, DSRS3233
4 Admission into BEDSTBDS-Bachelor of Education Studies, Bachelor of Disability Studies
5 DSRS2236 - Practicum 2
6 36 units of DSRS topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and 2 and 3) or (4 and 5 and 6))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS4036 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Placement; Project
Topic description

This topic provides opportunities for students to further extend their experience working alongside professionals in the field to build upon professional competencies gained from practicum experience. The practicum specialisations provide students with choice to apply in practice a specialist area of study within a more focussed organisational setting. A practicum specialisation should be linked to in-depth study into a specialist area or issue and can be linked to independent study.

Educational aims

The aim of this topic is to further enhance professional skills through: opportunities to design, implement and evaluate an intervention, service model or management system designed to improve the quality of life of individuals living with disability; the facilitation of critical thinking and debate in relation to theory and practice in disability service provision; opportunities for self-reflection about personal performance.

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

  1. Critically evaluate research and practice in relation to individuals with specific support needs
  2. Recognise and discuss best practice in relation to individuals with specific support needs around management of disability and other relevant human service organisations
  3. Integrate research and practice in designing, implementing and evaluating a support program for an individual or small group of people with specific support needs
  4. Reflect on their practice and professional development