The disability studies program is designed around the principles of human rights and social justice. It will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life of people with a disability and to widen opportunities for their participation in society.
“My studies have improved my intellectual and philosophical understandings, which in turn have provided me with the confidence to pursue disability rights advocacy and politics.”
The program has a strong interdisciplinary focus. It explores disability theory and philosophy, and spans a range of issues including
- global and cultural diversity perspectives of disability
- the impact of disability on individuals, families and society
- the relationship between disability and poverty
- the importance of inclusive education, training and work
- the need for accessible services in health, housing, transport and all areas of life
The Masters degree will equip you to work in a diverse range of service careers for people with disabilities and their families, and engage in high-level policy, planning and advocacy.
Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the largest reform in Australian health and social policy since Medicare. It will focus on ensuring all people with disabilities have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The scheme will offer different models of care, and there will be strong need for the workforce to obtain new skills for service providers to accommodate the changes. The new Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion has been designed to assist professionals wishing to either build on their existing knowledge base or make a transition into this exciting field.