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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsDIS501

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Compare and contrast ways community participation can be interpreted from different theoretical perspectives.
03. Evaluate evidence for how people with a disability are currently participating in the community.
04. Critically evaluate outcomes of economic inclusion for people with cognitive disability, including in the areas of education and employment.
05. Research and apply different models of social inclusion to a variety of situations involving people with a disability.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSian Anderson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 10.00 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO1

Community Participation Infographic (1,500-word equivalent). Infographic which compares and contrasts the impact that different theoretical perspectives have on social and economic inclusion.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5