Throughout the course of this Disability: The Inclusion Project unit, you will gain a thorough understanding of some of the challenges that individuals with disabilities and their family members commonly face. This includes investigating and conducting research into social inclusion and cultural influences, as well as critiquing Australia's current approaches to disability legislature and services.
Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University has carefully designed this unit to give students a balanced and in-depth knowledge of how contemporary Australian policies handle the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. The unit comprehensively reviews programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and you will learn about the governments' political views on disability. This encompasses issues such as disability among Aboriginal Australians; the admission of migrants with disabilities; and disability issues that affect employment, education and housing.
Throughout Disability: The Inclusion Project, you will also conduct broad research and will read materials from a vast selection of sources. Once you have gained a sufficient understanding of the topics surrounding disability in contemporary Australian life, you will be required to undertake a research project that aims to address gaps in policy, potential opportunities and the challenges that Australians with disabilities currently face.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Have successfully completed the unit, Foundations of Social Work Practice
Be accepted into the Master of Social Work course
Areas of study
In this social work unit, the topics you will study include:
Disability: an overview – from oppression to liberation?
Voices: disability as a personal/professional issue
’Dissent’: disability as a public/empowerment issue
Supporting people with disabilities
Where to for disability rights in Australia
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Master of Social Work, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit provides students with an extremely strong starting point in preparation for career development. This includes further academic studies or work within the health, social work or educational systems. Graduates may find employment in residential care homes, rehabilitation contexts, and in the classroom.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Disability: The Inclusion Project from Griffith University.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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