Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Provides an overview of the philosophical basis for disability services, the legislation associated with the provision of disability services, and the implications of both of these for the management and evaluation of disability services.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin services to people with a disability,

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework and social policy that directly and indirectly impacts on services to people with a disability,

3. Identify a variety of ways in which these principles, policies and legislation influence the provision of services to people with a disability, and

4. Discuss a range of issues and practices in the effective management and evaluation of disability services.


  1. Social justice
  2. Normalisation, inclusion, and quality of life
  3. Choice/self-determination
  4. Person centred planning
  5. Economic rationalism
  6. Professional ethics
  7. International legislation and policy
  8. Australian legislation and policy
  9. Legislation and policy - privacy and confidentiality
  10. Management and service quality including complaints and accountability

Assumed knowledge

Two years relevant professional experience.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Written Assignment: Ideological Critique

Written Assignment: Critical Analysis