HDS310 - Human Rights and Advocacy


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Average of 3 hours per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

11 x 2 hour classes (recordings provided) and 10 x 1 hour online seminars


This unit aims to develop a human rights perspective and appreciate the role of advocacy for people with a disability in upholding their rights and achieving inclusion.

The unit content includes:

  • Historical background to the development of human rights
  • Description of different types of human rights
  • Contemporary rights issues such as human rights legislation in Australia, and asylum seekers and refugees
  • Human rights instruments that address rights for people with disability (all ages)
  • Developing a human rights approach in practice
  • Individual, systemic and self-advocacy
  • Contemporary advocacy practices
  • Human rights for children with disability
  • Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people

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