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HDS301 - The Effective Practitioner

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Erin Wilson

Contact hours: Average of 3 hours

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to work effectively with a range of contemporary practice approaches in the field of social inclusion and disability. Topics include: policies related to disability and inclusion; individualised services and funding; person-centred approaches; community inclusion; inclusive communication with people with disabilities; and practices for working with people with severe and profound intellectual disability such as supported decision making.


Assessment task 1: 1 x case study written assignment (1800 words) 45%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (2200 words) 55%

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