People, Community and Disability

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    People, Community and Disability

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Human Development, Public Health, Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of human development and behaviour is assumed knowledge.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Social work and human service practitioners must have the relevant professional knowledge and skills to understand the impact of disability issues experienced by people, their family and carers and encountered in the community. The experience of disability can universally impact on people of any age or culture at any point during life course transition. This unit provides foundational knowledge and skills required to enable effective responses to disability issues. It also introduces challenging social and cultural constructions located in local, national and international community contexts.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of disability and impairment;
    2. Understand international, national and community perceptions of disability;
    3. Explore the experience of individuals, families and carers living with a disability; and
    4. Demonstrate knowledge and breadth of the disability service delivery system and the skill-set required for professional practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.