2 years part time
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- Start date: July
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- Cloud Campus
Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion equips students with the academic knowledge they need to pursue professional work in the disability, health, and community sectors.
The course will help you to form a distinctive and contemporary understanding of disability. Drawing on research informed by disability and inclusion theory and practice, the Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion also gives you the opportunity to learn from the lived experience of people with disability.
This graduate diploma comprises seven core single credit point units and one selective single credit point unit, and is designed to meet specialist education and training needs in the disability, human service and community workforce both locally and nationally. Graduates of this course are ideally placed to take advantage of the growth opportunities in these sectors as the National Disability Insurance Scheme is rolled out across Australia in 2016.Read More
2 years part time
2017 course information
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Applicants require successful completion of an undergraduate degree (from any discipline), or Certificate IV in Disability with at least three years experience in the disability sector.
Students need to supply the following documents:
The Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion is designed to meet specialist education and training needs in the disability, human service and community workforce locally and nationally, in particular in relation to the national roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia from 2016.
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Disability and Inclusion that includes evidence based theoretical approaches to policy, participation and social inclusion of people with Disabilities.
Communicate on disability and inclusion issues in an effective and coherent manner, mindful of the target audience using a range of modes.
Use digital technologies to source, use and disseminate ideas and information relevant to Disability and Inclusion to a range of audiences including people with disability.
Critically analyse and evaluate evidence based policy and practice that create barriers and enablers to inclusion of people with disability.
Apply advanced cognitive and creative skills to find solutions to complex real world problems experienced by people with disability.
Work and learn about disability and inclusion demonstrating a high level of personal responsibility, autonomy and professional judgement.
Contribute to the productive functioning of a multi-skilled team and build constructive relationships in learning and working with people with disability.
Demonstrate a high level of awareness and respect for diversity in line with contemporary human rights obligations and recognise and apply a strong ethical approach to disability research and practice.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion students must attain 8 credit points. Seven 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory) and choose 1 selective unit.
Plus 1 selective unit - choose from list
Select one unit
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