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

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Principles and practices of disability management in industry

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorShrey, D C and Lescerte, M





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Identify and discuss the relationship of 'vocational rehabilitation' to 'rehabilitation'
02. Interpret and critique relevant theories that attempt to explain the general negative health effects of unemployment
03. Discuss, interpret and synthesise the theory and practice of Occupational Rehabilitation and examine factors which influence Occupational Rehabilitation, service delivery and outcomes
04. Define and explain the role of Workplace Disability Management as an approach within Occupational Rehabilitation
05. Demonstrate and apply an awareness of the issues addressed by Workplace Disability Management research
06. Identity, explain and critique the nature, purposes and place of Vocational Assessment in the assessment of rehabilitation clients

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Two 3.00 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one 2,000-word journal exercises

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

one 2,500-word report

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3