|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Governance & Quality in NDIS|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||061309 - Community Health|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Krystal Schaffer
Students who have enrolled in or completed HSW3100 cannot enrol in this course
Since ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in 2008, Australia has embarked on national reforms to disability services (primarily the National Disability Insurance Scheme) within a policy framework (National Disability Strategy 2010-2020) that promotes inclusion of people with disability in all sectors. This course enables students to develop awareness and knowledge of international human rights principles and State and Federal strategies for supporting Australians with disability to participate in society. Comprehension of regulations, contemporary approaches to service provision and the need for ethical practices to assist people with disability will be addressed in this course.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a conceptual and practical shift in the funding and provision of disability services in Australia. Students will be introduced to the human rights and economic principles influencing the design of the NDIS, as well as the broader policy context (i.e. the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020) in which it operates. The course will focus on contemporary approaches to disability service provision and governance, including person-centred planning, supported decision-making, and interfaces with other public sectors and community resources.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Display and articulate advanced knowledge of Australia's relevant laws and policies and how they apply to people with disability.
- Critically analyse the political and social environment and its impact on participation and inclusion of people with disability.
- Locate and interpret academic research on issues of quality and safety in disability services and evaluate how current policies seek to address these.
- Demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and awareness of professional practices and cultural norms in disability services, in line with contemporary human rights principles.
- Successfully communicate to a diverse audience in a proficient and professional manner as either a member or leader of a team.
|1.||Contemporary disability rights principles and international treaties.||20.00|
|2.||Legislative and policy context related to people with disability in Australia.||20.00|
|3.||Structure of the NDIS and interface with other sectors.||20.00|
|4.||Ethical issues related to disability service delivery and governance.||20.00|
|5.||Quality and safeguards framework and associated practices in disability services.||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=HSW8100)
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Assignment 1||40||40||17 Sep 2021|
|Assignment 2||60||60||26 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures and seminars) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Evaluation and benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Graduate Certificate of Business and is benchmarked against the
• internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.