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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Choice and control by people with a disability over their own lives, is central to the new model of funding for disability support services introduced by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In parallel, political participation and the inclusion of people with disability in shaping social systems is central to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In this subject, students will explore the complexities that exercising choice and control poses for people with cognitive disability, and develop knowledge and skills in new approaches such as supported decision making. It will also explore the challenges and strategies for ensuring the collective voices of people with cognitive disabilities are heard about systemic issues. Finally this subject will support professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to support people with disabilities and their families to navigate the NDIS and the uncertain interfaces between mainstream support and specialist disability support.

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

Prerequisites Must be admitted into HCADP


Incompatible subjectsADP5ADP

Equivalent subjectsDIS507

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. Critically analyse the different levels at which people with disabilities, with and without cognitive impairment, might exercise choice and control over their life.
02. Reflect on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS and their impact on the lived experience of people with disabilities and their support network.
03. Interpret and transmit information about support for decision making frameworks for people with cognitive disabilities.
04. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for people with a disability and their families.
05. Critically evaluate specialist disability and mainstream service systems available to people with a disability.

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