CQUniversity Unit Profile

In Progress

Please note that this Unit Profile is still in progress. The content below is subject to change.
EDED20495 Special Needs
Special Needs
All details in this unit profile for EDED20495 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student).
The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.
General Information


In this unit, you will gain awareness of your professional obligations, roles and responsibilities in relation to the Disability Standards for Education and the way these standards inform policy and procedures for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in inclusive school settings. You will build knowledge of the definitions and criteria used to categorise disabilities in educational environments and explore the concept of “person first” approaches to meeting the needs of learners with disability in the middle years of schooling. You will take an holistic view of supporting the access and participation of learners with special needs and evaluate specific differentiation, accommodation and management strategies to make recommendations that support inclusion, wellbeing, safety and learning of all students in inclusive mainstream settings. You will research and document examples of good practice for consulting with students, parents, specialist services and wider community support agencies and demonstrate knowledge of how to access and facilitate partnerships that improve the educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: EDED20493 Diversity and Inclusion

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback through Moodle


The set text Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement 3rd Ed. (Hyde Et al.) needs to be added to the unit profile and e-reading list.


Add the set text to the Unit Profile and E-Reading List.

Feedback from Student and UC feedback


Topic 3 Case Studies needs to be moved to Week 10. It is out of place and confusing to students in Week 2.


Re-arrange unit content to place Case Studies in Week 10.

Feedback from Student Feedback through Moodle


Adding the topic of mental health in Primary School Students would be desirable in this subject due to an increase in anxiety-based disorders


Possible inclusion of common mental health issues added to Moodle content.

Feedback from Student Feedback through Moodle


It would be great if all the readings from the course were under the Reading List tab. This could also include any resources you recommend as useful for when we are teaching. Overall, this was a very enjoyable course. You


Make use of the E-Reading list within Moodle to organise reading and resource materials.

Feedback from Student Feedback through Moodle


The assignment questions could be made plainer and more straight forward and less ambiguous


Review the wording of the assessment tasks within the Moodle site to remove any ambiguity and ensure clarity.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Information for Unit Learning Outcomes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

Information for Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Textbooks and Resources

Information for Textbooks and Resources has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Academic Integrity Statement

Information for Academic Integrity Statement has not been released yet.

This unit profile has not yet been finalised.