dis501 enhancing social inclusion




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn how social and economic participation are core to current disability policy and reforms. People with disabilities should have similar expectations to other community members that they can make choices and have opportunities to participate in society by having jobs, going to school or university, using community facilities, participating in political activities or civil society, having friends and becoming members of clubs and associations. In this subject, students will explore the multiple interpretations of community participation and consider different models for working to support participation through individual support or community and systems change. In terms of economic participation, the evidence about outcomes of inclusion in educational setting, and models of post school options and employment support will be examined.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into HOUA


Incompatible subjects ADP5ESI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and transmit knowledge about current policy and reforms related to social and economic participation for people with disability.

Read and interpret different policies about inclusion for people with disability. Discuss interpretations online.

02. Compare and contrast ways community participation can be interpreted from different theoretical perspectives.

Review online material. Interpret the theoretical perspectives in terms of the types of interventions to support participation they suggest. Consider the implications/impact of these interventions to support participation.

03. Evaluate evidence for how people with a disability are currently participating in the community.

Online material provides written information, including current literature, and the obstacles experienced by two sub-groups of people with disabilities.

04. Critically evaluate outcomes of economic inclusion for people with cognitive disability, including in the areas of education and employment.

Review a scenario involving a person with cognitive disability and their experiences of social and economic inclusion. Outcomes critically evaluated.

05. Research and apply different models of social inclusion to a variety of situations involving people with a disability.

Students provided with a scenario involving a person with a disability and they are to suggest ways that social inclusion can be enhanced.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 15.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Policy Review (1,500-word equivalent)Written report which demonstrates accurate interpretation of policies related to social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities.3001
Community Participation Infographic (1,500-word equivalent)Infographic which compares and contrasts the impact that different theoretical perspectives have on social and economic inclusion.3002
Inclusion Audit (2,500-word equivalent)Students to conduct an Inclusion audit on a community organization of their choice. Barriers to inclusion to be itemised.4003, 04, 05