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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops knowledge and skills required to support people with disabilities in a workplace through work preparation, job matching, maximising safe and effective performance, understanding related industrial issues, and reviewing skills development and maintenance plans. Students will understand the context of employment support available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and related Commonwealth, State and non-government organisation (NGO) initiatives, review international research that informs best practice, and develop their expertise with a variety of clients and families from different cultural backgrounds.

Unit content

  1. Open and supported employment opportunities for people with disabilities; evidence based practices maximising preparation and participation
  2. Matching potential employment settings and expectations, and worker interests, skills, and abilities
  3. Establishing employment arrangements; productivity, legal wage transparency, industrial relations, workplace health and safety guidelines, monitoring and reviewing processes; relationship maintenance 
  4. Employment opportunities for people with disabilities; identifying and building relationships with potential employers, reviewing and documenting industry trends, evaluating vacancies for employee relevance and potential adaptation
  5. Person centred approaches to assist employee skill development and to create ongoing maintenance and adaptation plans
  6. Implementation and maintenance of skills development/maintenance plans

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 design programs to prepare people with disabilities to work in open and supported employment, assessing their learning ability and needs Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 synthesise analysis of job requirements and worker interests to match workplace/job and person with a disability Knowledge of a discipline
3 critically evaluate the industrial relations system as it relates to the employment of people with disabilities, including productivity based wage arrangements Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline
4 design comprehensive strategies for identifying and creating employment opportunities Creativity Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline
5 critically evaluate a workplace based skills development / maintenance plan Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. design programs to prepare people with disabilities to work in open and supported employment, assessing their learning ability and needs
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. synthesise analysis of job requirements and worker interests to match workplace/job and person with a disability
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically evaluate the industrial relations system as it relates to the employment of people with disabilities, including productivity based wage arrangements
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. design comprehensive strategies for identifying and creating employment opportunities
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. critically evaluate a workplace based skills development / maintenance plan
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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