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Seeking inclusion for all

Inaugural Chair of Disability and Inclusion calls for greater inclusion of people with disabilities.

Bruce Bonyhady talks NDIS

A snapshot of the National Disability Insurance Agency from the recent planning day.

TOBY Playpad engaged

More recognition for PRaDA's life-changing innovation.

Photo of someone using sign language to an audience

Teaching and learning

The Deakin Promise in Learning is to 'offer brilliant education where you are - and where you want to go'.

The advent of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia has increased the public's awareness of people with disability and the issues and challenges faced by people with disability living in the community.

Increasingly, employers will seek graduates who can demonstrate an awareness of disability issues and the principles of inclusion and equity for people with disability in society.

Why have a career in disability?

Professional reasons:

  • 1 in 5 of the people you work with will have a disability
  • diverse job opportunities in a growing disability sector
  • employers in 'mainstream' areas are increasingly looking for disability and inclusion skills.

Personal reasons:

  • disability and inclusion issues are likely to affect you, your friends and your family.

Become an inclusion practitioner

We aim to support our students to become inclusion practitioners who are able to apply their disability knowledge and awareness in a variety of fields and occupations. Being an inclusion practitioner means using your professional skills and knowledge to:

  • create change
  • work with, and support, people with disabilities to live the life of their choice
  • remove barriers to people with disabilities that exist in our services, industry, and community.

Students can choose courses ranging from a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in People, Society and Disability, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Social Work, to a Master of Education majoring in Special Educational Needs. Alternatively, students can select from a number of disability-related electives to augment their studies with a greater understanding of disability and diversity.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015