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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides insight into how people with disabilities can live their lives exercising their own voice, having choice and control over both their daily activities and future aspirations. The role that both individualised funding and supported decision making plays in living a good life, will be examined. Focus will be placed upon comparing and contrasting research and evaluation outcomes from both an Australian and an international perspective.

Unit content

  1. Theoretical framework for organisational change: patient, client and citizen
  2. Using evidence-based practices to enhance supported decision making
  3. Models of individualised funding
  4. Evaluating models of individualised funding
  5. Principles, processes and practices of individualised funding and self-directed support

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically appraise the main theoretical constructs influencing the move towards supported decision making Intellectual rigour
2 critically reflect on supported decision-making strategies Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence
3 critically appraise organisational strategies to accommodate individualised funding Ethical practice Cultural competence
4 evaluate the principles, processes and practices underpinning models of individualised funding and self-directed support Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence
5 evaluate an individualised funding package for a person with a disability. Intellectual rigour Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically appraise the main theoretical constructs influencing the move towards supported decision making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. critically reflect on supported decision-making strategies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically appraise organisational strategies to accommodate individualised funding
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. evaluate the principles, processes and practices underpinning models of individualised funding and self-directed support
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. evaluate an individualised funding package for a person with a disability.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.