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Master of Disability and Inclusion

Postgraduate coursework

Deakin's Master of Disability and Inclusion equips students with the academic knowledge they need to pursue professional work in the disability, health and community sectors.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

3 years part time

Campuses

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2019 close 24 February 2019

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Deakin’s Master of Disability and Inclusion equips students with the academic knowledge they need to pursue professional work or research in the disability, health and community sectors.

The course will help students form a distinctive and contemporary understanding of disability. Drawing on research informed by disability and inclusion theory and practice and the lived experiences of people with disability, the Master of Disability and Inclusion gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in inclusive approaches to their work and research.

“Our Master (/Graduate Certificate) of Disability and Inclusion has strong links to industry, facilitated by our thought-leading Disability and Inclusion Advisory Board made up of prominent industry leaders and Deakin academics.”

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Course structure

To complete the Master of Disability and Inclusion students must complete 12 credit points comprising 6 core units (1 credit point each), 2 prescribed electives (1 credit point each), and a 4 credit point Major Project (comprising Major Project A – 2 credit points and Major Project B – 2 credit points) OR students who enter via the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion (or equivalent) will only need to complete the remaining 8 credit points comprising 6 core units (1 credit point each) and 2 electives (1 credit point each).

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Core units

All students must complete the follwing eight core units and one zero credit point unit:

  • Academic Integrity HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Disability and Inclusion: Contemporary Theory and Lived Experience HDS730
  • Planning for Inclusion Across the Life Course HDS731
  • Determinants of Health and Wellbeing in the Lives of People with Disability HDS732
  • Community Capacity Building - Theory and Practice for Inclusion HDS733
  • Disability Research - Inclusive Approaches HDS736
  • Inclusive Design and Technology HDS734
  • Major Project A HSH733
  • Major Project B HSH734
  • Prescribed elective units

    Students must also complete two prescribed elective units

    One of the following:

  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies HSH702
  • Introduction to International and Community Development ADS701
  • Plus one of the following:

  • Social Justice and Difference EXE732
  • Research Literacy for Health Practice HSH725
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Disability and Inclusion
    Year
    2019 course information
    Deakin code
    H709
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

       

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

    Additional course information

    Students can enter and exit the Master of Disability and Inclusion (H709) via the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion (H508) and the Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion (H608). Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion (H608) is an exit point only.

    Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion (H508)

    Graduate Diploma of Disability and Inclusion (H608)

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    There are no mandatory student checks required for this course

    Workload

    As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 150 hours of learning and assessment activities for each credit point, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.

    Participation requirements

    Not applicable

    Work experience

    Not applicable

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    Entry requirements

    Entry 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.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • Bachelor Degree or higher in a related discipline
    OR
    • Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience
    OR
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Recognition of prior learning

    Students who have completed the 4 units of the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion (H508) will be given credit for these units if they enrol in the Master of Disability and Inclusion.

    These arrangements reflect a vertical pathway as outlined in the AQF Qualifications Pathway policy (2013) and meet requirements outlined in the relevant Deakin University policies.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $26,400 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Entry pathways

    The 12 credit point Masters is a pathway into a PhD in Disability and Inclusion.

    Faculty contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    The Master of Disability and Inclusion is designed to meet specialist education, training and research needs in the disability, human service and community workforce nationally and internationally.

    This course will prepare learners for employment in disability, health, human service and community sectors. In particular, the course will prepare learners for new positions that have been developed in the disability and community sectors in more senior roles in policy, practice leadership and research as part of the full rollout of the NDIS in Australia. In addition, it will prepare students for employment outside of Australia in roles focused on contemporary rights based disability policy and practice.

    The course aligns well with areas of knowledge and skills identified in the position descriptions for Local Area Coordinators in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA):

    • knowledge of disability systems including disability research, legislation and policy;
    • high level communication skills for working with people with disability and their families;
    • self-directed approaches to service planning; and
    • community capacity building knowledge and skills.

    These skills are also aligned with mid-level and senior positions in the health, human service and community service sector where the development of services that are inclusive of people with disability is an increasing societal and legislative expectation, both within Australia and internationally. Graduates of the Master of Disability and Inclusion may also be employed in higher education as research assistants and those completing the 12 credit point Masters could have a pathway to a PhD.

    These skills will be developed through the delivery of course content and assessments that will prepare learners for employment, via the use of authentic assessment.

    Professional recognition

    Not applicable

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply expert knowledge and research skills in the area of Disability and Inclusion that includes application of theory and evidence-based approaches to policy, participation and social inclusion of people with Disabilities.

    Communication

    Communicate using a range of modes, theoretical positions, methodologies and professional decisions on Disability and Inclusion in an effective manner, being mindful of the target audience.

    Digital Literacy

    Use digital technologies to source, use and disseminate ideas, information and research findings relevant to Disability and Inclusion to a range of audiences including people with disability.

    Critical thinking

    Use specialised knowledge to critically analyse and synthesise complex information related to policy, theory and research in the area of Disability and Inclusion.

    Problem Solving

    Apply specialised research and cognitive skills to find evidence-based solutions to complex policy related problems in the area of Disability and Inclusion..

    Self-management

    Plan and execute a substantial research based project in the area of Disability and Inclusion and demonstrate expert judgement and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

    Teamwork

    Contribute to the productive functioning of a multi-skilled team working in the area of policy, research and advocacy for people with disability.

    Global Citizenship

    Demonstrate a high level of awareness and respect for diversity in line with contemporary human rights obligations and apply ethical and inclusive approaches to disability research and practice.

     

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