Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Provides an introduction to the area of programming principles and strategies used in the design of support programs for people with disabilities.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Discuss the place of lifespan approaches and quality of life concepts in the design of support programs, delivered across a range of settings,

2. Identify and utilise principles and strategies derived from behavioural and ecological approaches to intervention,

3. Incorporate basic assessment, programming and evaluation strategies in the design of support programs for people with disabilities.


  1. Principles of functional assessment and intervention
  2. Ecological approaches and the inclusion of families in support design and planning
  3. Inclusive practices and universal design
  4. Early intervention
  5. Service and group based programming
  6. Programming for the individual
  7. Approaches to the management of challenging behaviour.
  8. Personnel issues in program delivery
  9. Examples of best practice in disability support programming
  10. Program Evaluation

Assumed knowledge

Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Written Assignment: Assessment & Planning Assignment

Written Assignment: Implementation & Evaluation Assignment