Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
013149E
Location:
  • Strathfield
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Strathfield (58.50)

Description

Contemporary understanding of disability acknowledges the rights of people with a disability to be full and participating members of society. Many people with a disability, particularly those with learning and intellectual disabilities, require either episodic or lifelong support to take their rightful place in society.

The course is designed to provide a specialisation in community or school education. You will develop a holistic view of disability and of the social structures that influence learning and development for people with a disability. This includes the theoretical frameworks for understanding disability, social justice and empowerment, advocacy, influence of disability on learning, social dynamics and positive behaviour support.

The Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies is for students who want a career in disability or human service management. Students will develop a holistic view of disability and the social structures that influence learning and development for people with a disability. This includes areas such as: ·

  • social justice and empowerment
  • advocacy
  • the influence of disability on learning
  • social dynamics and positive behaviour support.

Students can tailor the course to their interests by selecting topics in assessment tasks, fieldwork components and the selection of specialisation units. There is a mix of assignment and project-based assessments to help integrate practice and theory.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDAC133
Attitudes and inclusion
EDAC137
Disability studies
EDAC138
Disability support practice
EDFD167
Contexts for learning and development
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDAC151
Diversity and wellbeing
EDAC135
Inclusive learning
EDAC150
Understanding technology and communication systems
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 EDAC220
Human rights and equity
EDAC224
Understanding behaviours and disability
EDAC227
Person-centred practice (Pre: EDAC138)
EDAC251
Ethical considerations for diversity
(Pre: EDAC151)
Year 2 - Semester 2 EDAC252
Belonging and inclusion
EDAC223
Instructional delivery
(Pre: EDAC135)
EDAC225
Family studies and disability
(Pre: EDAC133)
EDAC318
Leadership for inclusion 1
(Pre: EDAC220)
Year 3 - Semester 1 EDAC250
Technology and communication systems in-action
(Pre: EDAC150)
EDAC313
Evidence-based practice (Pre: EDAC227)
EDAC317
Supporting learning
(Pre: EDAC223, EDAC224)
Elective unit
Year 3 - Semester 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
EDAC314
Positive behaviour approaches
(Pre: EDAC224)
EDAC319
Leadership for inclusion 2
(Pre: EDAC318)
Elective unit

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies may exit with that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $6680 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Completion of Higher School Certificate admission requires meeting the specified ATAR score
    or
  2. Appropriate experience working in community-based organisations which provide a service to people with a disability

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 81.25 88.60
Median ATAR to receive an offer 62.40 68.75
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 49.55 58.95

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
12 20.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 9 15.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 23 38.33%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 5 8.33%
International students 5 8.33%
All students 60 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

  • Most applicants to undergraduate courses at ACU are eligible for adjustment factors – which can help improve your selection rank when applying for a degree. Your location, school or personal circumstances may make you eligible too. Learn more about the full list of available adjustments.

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Career paths

Education; social justice; empowerment or advocacy in the disability, community or human services sector; student support. Further study will enable you to become a primary school teacher.

Professional experience

Requirements for working with vulnerable people: All students enrolled must obtain a national police check before they may enter a workplace.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.5. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates may pursue a pathway to a Master of Teaching to qualify to teach in mainstream schools. Bachelor Degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

Contemporary understanding of disability acknowledges the rights of people with a disability to be full and participating members of society. Many people with a disability, particularly those with learning and intellectual disabilities, require either episodic or lifelong support to take their rightful place in society.

The course is designed to provide a specialisation in community or school education. You will develop a holistic view of disability and of the social structures that influence learning and development for people with a disability. This includes the theoretical frameworks for understanding disability, social justice and empowerment, advocacy, influence of disability on learning, social dynamics and positive behaviour support.

The Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies is for students who want a career in disability or human service management. Students will develop a holistic view of disability and the social structures that influence learning and development for people with a disability. This includes areas such as: ·

  • social justice and empowerment
  • advocacy
  • the influence of disability on learning
  • social dynamics and positive behaviour support.

Students can tailor the course to their interests by selecting topics in assessment tasks, fieldwork components and the selection of specialisation units. There is a mix of assignment and project-based assessments to help integrate practice and theory.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Strathfield
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies may exit with that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 EDAC133
Attitudes and inclusion
EDAC137
Disability studies
EDAC138
Disability support practice
EDFD167
Contexts for learning and development
Year 1 - Semester 2 EDAC151
Diversity and wellbeing
EDAC135
Inclusive learning
EDAC150
Understanding technology and communication systems
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 EDAC220
Human rights and equity
EDAC224
Understanding behaviours and disability
EDAC227
Person-centred practice (Pre: EDAC138)
EDAC251
Ethical considerations for diversity
(Pre: EDAC151)
Year 2 - Semester 2 EDAC252
Belonging and inclusion
EDAC223
Instructional delivery
(Pre: EDAC135)
EDAC225
Family studies and disability
(Pre: EDAC133)
EDAC318
Leadership for inclusion 1
(Pre: EDAC220)
Year 3 - Semester 1 EDAC250
Technology and communication systems in-action
(Pre: EDAC150)
EDAC313
Evidence-based practice (Pre: EDAC227)
EDAC317
Supporting learning
(Pre: EDAC223, EDAC224)
Elective unit
Year 3 - Semester 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
EDAC314
Positive behaviour approaches
(Pre: EDAC224)
EDAC319
Leadership for inclusion 2
(Pre: EDAC318)
Elective unit

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $70200.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Education; social justice; empowerment or advocacy in the disability, community or human services sector; student support. Further study will enable you to become a primary school teacher.

Professional experience

Requirements for working with vulnerable people: All students enrolled must obtain a national police check before they may enter a workplace.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.5. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates may pursue a pathway to a Master of Teaching to qualify to teach in mainstream schools. Bachelor Degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

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