OnlineStudy Period 2Study Period 2

Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6wks)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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