Disability and inclusion



Be part of a movement towards a new direction in disability and inclusion. This growing sector needs new thinkers and innovators with connections to leaders in the field. Deakin's newly developed courses in this area will help you become a sought-after specialist, as well as provide access to leaders in disability and inclusion research, and leaders in policy and practice.

Taught by leading academics

Course Director Dr Patsie Frawley is a leading researcher in sexuality and disability, abuse prevention and self advocacy. Her national research projects in self advocacy resulted in the peer education program Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships – ran by and for people with an intellectual disability.

Visit Dr Frawley's profile

Current skills and knowledge

Our courses in disability will provide you with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge, geared towards changes to government funding and care in disability, such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

I envisage a world where inclusion isn't dependent on whether someone has a disability. Our students graduate with the tools, passion and skills to create change.

Jo Watson

Lecturer, School of Health and Social Development

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate programs.
Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other health sciences and allied health disciplines.

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

Disability and inclusion courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Research with us

Increase your job opportunities by being better informed about positive options and techniques to assist and support the one in five members of the Australian population who has some form of disability.

Learn more about researching with us

Leaders in their field

Leading School of Health and Social Development academics Professor Susan Balandin, Dr Patsie Frawley, Dr Erin Wilson and Dr Jo Watson are globally-recognised experts in research, teaching and learning. Their innovative approaches to social inclusion and disability contribute to the contemporary approaches of our courses.

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Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.

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