Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills to (i) assist rehabilitation clients achieve optimal vocational outcomes and (b) advise employing organisations about the best way to achieve optimal rehabilitation outcomes within their employees In this subject, students will examine topics that include: (i) the psychology of work and unemployment; (ii) Occupational Rehabilitation: Systems and Practice; (iii) Workplace Disability Management; (iv) Vocational Assessment

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples and practices of disability management in industryRecommendedShrey, D C and Lescerte, M( eds) 1995GR PRESS, FLORIDA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the relationship of 'vocational rehabilitation' to 'rehabilitation'

Written assignment

02. Interpret and critique relevant theories that attempt to explain the general negative health effects of unemployment

Written assignment

03. Discuss, interpret and synthesise the theory and practice of Occupational Rehabilitation and examine factors which influence Occupational Rehabilitation, service delivery and outcomes

Written assignment

04. Define and explain the role of Workplace Disability Management as an approach within Occupational Rehabilitation

Written assignment Online activities

05. Demonstrate and apply an awareness of the issues addressed by Workplace Disability Management research

Written assignment

06. Identity, explain and critique the nature, purposes and place of Vocational Assessment in the assessment of rehabilitation clients

Written assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Distance Education, 2016, Week 18-25, Distance Education


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 18 - 25
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period from week 18 to week 25 and delivered via blended.
"Distance Education with optional workshops on two days."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,500-word journal exercises50 06, 05, 04
one 2,500-word report50 03, 01, 02