|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||21 May 2022|
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.
|Semester 2, 2022||Online|