Version Effective: 12th of January, 2023
Version Effective: 12th of January, 2023

PDC123725 - Effecting Change in the Disability Sector

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential provides participants from the conference: Untangling the mess- Improving the lives of people with disabilities through better access to NDIS services, the opportunity to reflect on each of the key speaker topics and gain a digital badge for their professional or personal portfolio. 

The conference will showcase speakers discussing how to effect change and minimise barriers in the disability sector. The conference aims to support people with disabilities, their carers and disability service providers by establishing a platform to share expert information and develop networks. Areas addressed at the conference include: Employment and Financial Security; Inclusive Homes and Communities; Safety, Rights and Justice; Personal and Community Support; Education and Learning; Health and Wellbeing; and Community Attitudes.


Entry Requirements

No specific Entry requirements. 

This micro-credential is relevant for participants who have attended the virtual conference: Untangling the mess: Improving the lives of people with disabilities through better access to NDIS services.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
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Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Safety
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This micro-credential is relevant for participants who have attended the virtual conference: Untangling the mess: Improving the lives of people with disabilities through better access to NDIS services. 

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Following attendance at the conference: and reflection activities within this micro-credential, students will gain further insights and understanding of the complexities on the following speaker topics:

  1. Economic Security in Disability: Creating a secure financial base for personal and communal flourishing
  2. Community Attitudes to support equality, inclusion, and participation in society for people with disability
  3. Resilience and recovery and the use of sport in development for rehabilitation
  4. Reverse Inclusion: Understanding the impact of Inclusive Sport
  5. Safe and ethical practice in the disability sector
  6. Considerations for applying the Ottawa Charter of Health Promotion to attain the highest possible health and wellbeing outcomes
  7. Advocating for Agency: Challenges and opportunities in tertiary education to support people with disability to succeed
  8. Nurses caring for people with intellectual disabilities in hospital
  9. Accessing NDIS funding: Some true stories
  10. From Distress to Direction: Untangling the mishmash of NDIS.


Reflection activities and short quiz. 

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