Course Title: Work effectively with people with a disability

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4357

Course Title: Work effectively with people with a disability

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 50

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 2015

Course Contact: Zaina Nehme

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4552

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required as an introduction to working and communicating with people with a disability.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities

2. Communicate effectively with people with a disability

3. Demonstrate the capacity to support rights, interests and needs of people with disabilities

4. Demonstrate the capacity to provide support across a range of disability types

5. Respond to situations of risk or potential risk to people with disabilities

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

There are three assessment tasks for this course. They assess students’ knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of disability services work, how disability may impact on the life of a person with a disability, the importance of effective communication and interactions, and the roles that support workers may have.