Course Title: Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4329

Course Title: Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 90.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to facilitate the empowerment of a people with disability by fostering self determination, independence and strengths.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities


1. Work to enhance the independence and 'self-determination' of the person with a disability

2. Foster the independence of a person with a disability

3. Contribute to the development and review of policy and legislation related to disabilities and disability services

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills.

The assessments will include a research report,  a set of questions that focus on the theories of empowerment and a field placement.