HDS209 - Inclusive Services


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Weekly completion of a Learning module (1 hour online) and 2 hour on-campus seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Weekly completion of a Learning module (1 hour online) and 1 x 2 hour scheduled online seminar


The primary focus of this unit is the identification and mapping, of individualised and inclusive services. The unit will introduce students to the service provision process while still maintaining a focus on the individual, using best practice examples. Several sociocultural contexts will be explored for example cultural differences as well as rural and remote services. Topics covered include the service provision process and key characteristics of inclusive services, for example independence and control, informed decision making, consent, capacity building, advocacy, power dynamics and the relationship between service providers and service users and individualisation through Family-centred and Person-centred approaches. Preparation for, and the impact of the NDIS. These will be discussed in the context of key life experiences of people with a disability, for example, individuals with complex mental and physical health needs, dementia and end of life decisions. 

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