Disability and Independence

UNIT OUTLINE
SWSP6323: Disability and Independence
Discipline of Social Work
Some Social Work units in Trimester 1 2022 will be delivered online to ensure the health of
students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a temporary mode of delivery
that has the approval of the AASW.
Social workers acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians,
whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their
continuing and enduring cultures, which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities.
Social workers commit to acknowledge and understand the historical and contemporary disadvantage
experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the implication of this for social work
practice. Social workers are responsible for ensuring that their practice is culturally competent, safe
and sensitive.

Document Name Unit Outline SWSP6323 Disability and Independence
Responsibility Academic Dean
Version UO SWSP6323.V1

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1. Unit Description
This unit introduces students to current social work practice focusing on supporting people living with
a disability. It attempts to convey an impression of what it is like to be living with a disability and the
challenges that people with disabilities face within everyday life. Students are introduced to the notion
of self-determination and the discourse of choice and control that underpins current assessment and
support approaches.
2. Unit Information

Unit level and type Masters level Elective unit
Credit point value 6 (out of a total of 96)
Prerequisites SWSP6003
Co-requisites Nil
Equivalent units Nil
Delivery mode Online
Course Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

3. Development of Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes
3.1 Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:
a. Describe how the concept of disability is socially constructed.
b. Have an in-depth understanding of the rights of people living with disabilities.
c. Critique the key features of Australia’s disability support arrangements.
d. Demonstrate creativity in understanding and working with the concepts of choice, control, and
autonomy as translated into care arrangements in Australia.
e. Demonstrate awareness of key challenges that social workers face in a disability care context.
f. Apply key social work theories and concepts to the lived experience of disability.
g. Apply creative solutions to key challenges that face social workers in a disability care context.

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3.2 Course Learning Outcomes
This unit, SWSP6323, covers the learning required to deliver the following Course Learning
Outcomes:

Values and
Ethics
Professionalism
Culturally
Responsive
and Inclusive
Practice
Knowledge for
Practice
knowledge sources inform practice
Applying
knowledge to
practice
Communication
and
Interpersonal
Skills
Information
Recording and
Sharing
Professional
Development
and
Supervision

 

1.1 Practice in accordance with the AASW Code of Ethics 2020
1.2 Manage ethical dilemmas and issues arising in practice
2.1 Represent the social work profession with integrity and professionalism
according the AASW Practice Standards 2013.
2.2 Behave in a professional manner and be accountable for all actions and
decisions
3.1 Work inclusively and respectfully with cultural difference and diversity
3.2 Respect and strive to understand and promote the right of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures
4.1 Understand higher level systemic influences on people with respect to area of
practice
4.2 Understand and articulate social work and other relevant theories and
concepts
4.3 Understand the role of research and evaluation in obtaining and generating
new knowledge for practice
4.4 Understand and articulate how and when theories, knowledge bases and
5.1 Assess and analyse needs to inform practice
5.2 Work collaboratively
5.3 Use a range of social work methods and techniques appropriate to the area
of practice
5.4 Apply critical and reflective thinking to practice
6.1 Communicate with a diverse range of people
6.2 Communicate the details and nature of the service offered to people
6.3 Work with others in a team environment
6.4 Use information technology to communicate and provide services
7.1 Record and manage information appropriately
7.2 Keep and maintain information in accordance with ethical principles and
relevant legislation
8.1 Actively participate in professional supervision
8.2 Engage in continuing professional development
8.3 Where appropriate, to contribute to the professional development of others

3.3 ACAP Graduate Attributes
Successful completion of this unit also contributes specifically to the development of the following
ACAP Graduate Attributes:
GA1 COMMUNICATE: Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts
and through multiple modalities
GA2 SUSTAIN: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop
knowledge and skills over their lifetime

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GA3 THINK: Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond
constructively across diverse settings
GA4 ENGAGE: Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledges across
multiple contexts
GA5 WELLBEING: Utilise skills and knowhow to maintain resilience, personal and
professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities
GA6 EQUALITY: Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of
opportunity
GA7 INTEGRITY: Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice
GA8 COMMUNITY: Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams,
groups and communities
GA9 GLOBAL: Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a
sustainable global future
4. Learning and Teaching Process
This unit is taught over 13 weeks and totals 3 student contact hours per week.
Students will participate in teaching and learning activities including:
a) Lectures and critical discussion
b) Tutorials and skill development activities
c) Online pre-learning activities
d) Online post-learning
A weekly 3-hour learning session [via Zoom or on Campus]. One three-hour workshop comprised of
didactive material delivered, interactive class time, group discussion, readings, assessments and
class activities
In addition to timetabled contact hours, students are expected to do at least
6 hours of personal
study each week to review lectures and read prescribed and recommended materials for this unit. The
total individual workload of this unit will be around 9 hours (including teamwork, individual self-study
and reading).
5. Student Attendance: Social Work
The Australian Association of Social Workers requires students maintain 80% attendance for each unit of study.
Students are responsible to provide supporting documentation for missed classes. Students are also required to
provide evidence of how they have kept abreast with the course content, this will be assessed by submitting a
500-word outline summarising the content of each missed session. Students who miss more than three (3)
sessions for a class offered weekly or one (1) session for a weekend block will not be able to pass the unit. In
circumstances where attendance requirements are not met, the result ‘Fail Incomplete’ will be awarded. For
more information refer to the participation and learning policy:
Student Participation and Attendance Policy
5.1 Trimester Key Dates
The Trimester Key Dates can be accessed at https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/key-dates/
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6. Weekly Schedule

Week Topic Assessment
1. Defining conditions, impairment and disability.
2. Theories of disability and models of support – from
institutions to the NDIS
3. Social work, disability and working within multidisciplinary
teams
4. Experiences of disability
5. Attitudes, stereotypes and stigma Assessment 1 – Case Study
(Group Report) due
6. Working with and without the NDIS
7. Break Week: no classes
8. Assessment, planning and support
9. Sources of knowledge
10. Health/employment Assessment 2 – Critical Reflection
(Individual Submission) due
11. Sexuality, abuse and neglect
12. Advocacy, politics and policy Assessment 3 – class
participation, weeks 1–12
13. Self-directed learning

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7. Assessment Overview
The assessment in this Unit has THREE components as listed below:

Assessment Type Due Date Learning
Outcome
Weighting Length
Assessment 1:
Case Study (Group
Report)
Week 5
Sunday,
by 11.55pm
AEST/AEDT
a,b,c,d,e,f,g 40% 3000 words
Assessment 2:
Critical Reflection
(Individual Submission)
Week 10
11.55pm
AEST/AEDT
e,f 50% 2000 words
Assessment 3:
Class Participation
Weekly during the
trimester
a,b,c,d,e,f,g 10% N/A

*Students must submit all assignments and achieve at least an overall Pass grade to pass the unit.
8. Assessment Policy and Procedures
The ACAP Assessment Policy and Procedure located on the ACAP website is a full statement of the
principles and practice, which inform the design, development and implementation of assessment at
ACAP. Available:
https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/a-z-policies/
8.1 Assessment Practice
Academic integrity and professional standards
Plagiarism is the inclusion of another person’s work within your submission without acknowledgement
or permission. Plagiarism is regarded as a form of cheating. The penalties associated with
misconduct are severe, and plagiarism may result in failure or variation of grade in the Unit. All ACAP
students must familiarise themselves with the
ACAP Academic Integrity Policy, and the ACAP
Academic Misconduct Policy.
Available at https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-mycourse/a-z-policies/..
Submitting Assessments
Assignments are submitted via the class space by the due date and time given in the Assessment
Overview. Unit educators will provide instructions and demonstration of the submission process prior
to the due date for the first assessment in the unit. Students who experience technical issues when
attempting to submit their assignment should contact
ACAP IT Support and email their educator.
Please submit assessments with a completed coversheet. Assessment cover sheets are available
from:
http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/a-z-forms/
Ensure you keep a copy of all assessments submitted. This includes audio visual recordings.
Examinations and presentations must be attended as scheduled, unless by prior arrangement due to
Special Circumstances. Non-attendance at a scheduled assessment may result in a Fail grade for the
assessment piece and may impact a student’s overall grade in the unit.

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Late submission of assessments
Should a student without an approved extension fail to submit an assessment piece by the due date,
they will attract a 5% penalty for every calendar date the assessment is submitted late. The late
penalty is deducted from the total marks available for the assessment piece, not the mark awarded.
For example, an assessment worth 50% will incur a late penalty of 2.5 marks per day. No assessment
will be accepted after 10 calendar days from the due date unless an extension has been granted.
Extensions
Should a student require an extension they must apply in accordance with the Official Assessment
Extension Guidelines (refer to Attachment 2 of the
ACAP Assessment Policy and Procedure). All
students apply online: via the official
ACAP Extension Application Form.
Academic Consideration
Students may apply for Academic Consideration based on unforeseeable adverse circumstances
which have impacted their or one or more members of their group’s ability, to meet assessment
deadlines. (Refer to Attachment 4 of the
ACAP Assessment Policy and Procedure). Access the form
on the ACAP website).
Receiving marks for assessments
Students will normally be notified of marks for individual assignment via the class space.
Changes to assessments
Other than in exceptional circumstances, no changes should be made to the assessment profile
published in this Unit Outline after the end of Week 1 in any teaching period. If after this time it
becomes necessary to make changes to an assessment, any modifications must be approved by the
Dean and communicated to all students in writing.
Appeals against grades
Each student has the right to appeal against an assessment decision. The student is the only person
who can lodge an appeal. In the case of an assessment appeal, the student must approach the unit
Academic Teacher directly first and every attempt should be made to resolve the issue at this level. If
there are grounds for a more formal appeal, access the
ACAP Assessment Appeal Form on the
ACAP website.

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9. Prescribed and Recommended Readings
9.1 Prescribed
No prescribed textbook.
Details of readings for each topic will be provided in the online class space.
9.2 Recommended
Policy Papers
http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convoptprot-e.pdf
https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/national_disability_strategy_2010_2020.pdf
https://www.ndis.gov.au/html/sites/default/files/documents/Provider/201617-vic-nsw-qld-tas-price-guide.pdf
Legislation
http://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/guides/brief-guide-disability-discrimination-act
Journals
Australian Social Work
British Journal of Social Work
Critical Social Work
Disability and Health Journal
Disability and Society
Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Disability Studies Quarterly
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Journal of Learning Disabilities
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Learning Disability Practice
Learning Disability Quarterly
Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability
Other Sources
Australian Bureau of Statistics (www.abs.gov.au)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (www.aihw.gov.au)
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10. Learning Resources and Support
Academic and Learning Support
Students’ first point of contact for academic support is their unit educator. Contact details for the staff
in this unit are available in the class space. Here students will find consultation hours for this unit and
the best means for contacting individual staff.
Library
Comprehensive library services are available to support and enhance your learning experience at
ACAP. The ACAP Library site (
http://libguides.navitas.com) provides access to book collections,
including electronic books and professional journals listed in this unit. ACAP librarians can help with
your research needs in person at our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, and by email or
phone. Contact details:
http://libguides.navitas.com/contact_us
Technical Support
For user guides, IT policies and technical: https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/it-acap/
The Student Learning Support (SLS) service
The SLS website (https://sls.navitas-professional.edu.au/) provides information on effective study
habits and information that will assist you to structure, format and reference an assignment
successfully. This site also provides information on a range of workshops and tutorials to support
students with study skills, academic writing and language learning. SLS Advisors offer consultations
online or in person, at our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Byron Bay campuses.
Contact details:
https://sls.navitas-professional.edu.au/contact-us
Smarthinking
Smarthinking is an assignment review service available in many Diploma and Bachelor level units.
Check the class space for links to the Smarthinking service.
Personal Support
ACAP counsellors provide free confidential support and personalised assistance to help students to
manage their personal issues and to help develop strategies to concentrate on their studies.
Sessions are available online or in person, at our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and
Byron Bay campuses:
https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/services-and-support/counsellingsupport/
Administrative Support
All students have access to a dedicated Student Experience team who can assist with administration
matters. For more information:
https://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/student-services/studentadministration/
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11. Appendix: Assessment Detail
Assessment 1

Week Due Sunday, Week 5, by 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)*
Assessment Type Case Study – Group Report
Weighting 40%
Aligned Learning
Outcomes
a. Describe how the concept of disability is socially constructed.
b. Have a good understanding of the rights of people living with
disabilities.
c. Describe the key features of Australia’s disability support
arrangements.
d. Describe how the concepts of choice, control, and autonomy
have been translated into care arrangements in Australia.
e. Demonstrate awareness of key challenges that face social
workers in a disability care context.
f. Apply key social work theories and concepts to the lived
experience of disability.
g. Demonstrate awareness of key challenges that social workers
face in a disability care context.
Length 3000 words

*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight-Savings Time (AEDT).
Check your
time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time
zone converter
.
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Assessment 1 Details and Instructions
This task asks students to consider the social worker’s perspective of disability. Students will work in
groups of approximately 5-6 members. Students will receive three case studies and may choose one
(1) to focus their assessment 1 on. Groups will create a 500-word discussion on each of the six (6)
key topics covered during this unit (and specified below). Each topic should be supported by a
minimum of three (3) references. The first five (5) topics should be supported by peer reviewed journal
articles or scholarly literature (books). The last topic, the creation of the plan, also requires a minimum
of 3 references however, these can include organisational websites and other grey literature. Below
are the topics:
1. Defining conditions, impairment and disability
2. The social model of disability and rights-based approaches to disability
3. Attitudes, stereotypes and stigma
4. Sources of knowledge
5. Health/Employment/Sexuality
6. Creating a plan: working with and without the NDIS; a person-centred approach to
assessment, planning and support
How to do well in Assessment Task 1
Participate in all learning activities
Develop group strategies to share the workload and prevent difficulties within the group
At the conclusion of each class/activity make notes of how the key concepts are involved in the chosen
scenario.
Spend time exploring websites such as the NDIS or Ask Izzy to become familiar with support options
and to develop creative responses.
Work collaboratively.
Implement a project management approach to the task.
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Marking Criteria: Assessment 1

Criteria Outstanding Very Good Good Satisfactory Not Satisfactory
1. Identified and explored six (6) key issues affecting the
person living with disability and/or their support
networks from a social work (SW) perspective
(weighting 10%)
Report
demonstrates a
sophisticated
understanding of
6+ key issues
affecting the
person with
disability and/or
their support
networks from a
SW perspective
Report
demonstrates a
comprehensive
understanding of
5-6 key issues
affecting the
person with
disability and/or
their support
networks from a
SW perspective
Report
demonstrates a
satisfactory
understanding
of
4-5 key
issues affecting
the person with
disability and/or
their support
networks from a
SW perspective
Report
demonstrates a
basic
understanding
of
3-4 key
issues affecting
the person with
disability and/or
their support
networks from a
SW perspective
Report contains
frequent errors. It is
unclear whether
key issues are
understood from a
SW perspective
2. Social work concepts, theories, evidence and practise
are clearly explained and supported with academic
social work literature, in accordance with the AASW
Code of Ethics 2020 and the Practice Standards 2013.
A person-centred approach is at the forefront of the
discussion (weighting 15%)
Outstanding
explanation of
social work
concepts, theories
and practise,
keeping a person
centred focus by
using the AASW
Code of Ethics
2020 and the
Practice
Standards 2013.
Comprehensive
explanation of
social work
concepts, theories
and practise,
keeping a person
centred focus by
using the AASW
Code of Ethics
2020 and the
Practice
Standards 2013.
A satisfactory
explanation of
social work
concepts,
theories and
practise,
keeping a
person-centred
focus by using
the AASW Code
of Ethics 2020
and the Practice
Standards 2013.
A basic
explanation of
social work
concepts,
theories and
practise,
keeping a
person-centred
focus by using
the AASW Code
of Ethics 2020
and the Practice
Standards 2013.
Unsatisfactory/
limited explanation
of social work
concepts, theories
and practise,
keeping a person
centred focus by
using the AASW
Code of Ethics
2020 and the
Practice Standards
2013

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Criteria Outstanding Very Good Good Satisfactory Not Satisfactory

 

3. A succinct case plan (with or without NDIS) is provided
and includes clear and SMART goals and actions,
again adopting a person-centred approach. (weighting
10%)
Outstanding case
plan
demonstrating the
implementation of
5+ SMART goals
and actions by
adopting a
person-centred
approach.
Comprehensive
case plan
demonstrating the
implementation of
4 SMART goals
and actions by
adopting a
person-centred
approach.
Satisfactory
case plan
demonstrating
the
implementation
of
3 SMART
goals and
actions by
adopting a
person-centred
approach.
Basic case plan
demonstrating
the
implementation
of
2 SMART
goals and
actions by
adopting a
person-centred
approach.
Unsatisfactory case
plan with no clear
SMART goals and
actions present.
Plan is not adhering
to a person-centred
approach.
4. Scholarly expression with attention to paragraph
construction, grammar, punctuation, spelling and APA 7
style referencing (weighting 5%)
Language is
appropriate to
academic writing
and aids overall
clarity of
argument. No
spelling or
grammatical
errors.
Excellent variety
of 3 high quality
scholarly
resources
per
Language fluid
with only very
minor spelling/
grammatical
errors.
Very good
variety of 3 high
quality scholarly
resources
per
topic areas with
minor errors in
APA 7 style
referencing.
Language
mainly fluid,
though some
improvements
could be made
with respect to
language/tone
and/or spelling
and grammar.
Good variety of
3 high quality
scholarly
resources
per
Meaning is
mostly clear but
problems with
spelling,
grammar,
syntax and/or
word choice
cloud the
argument from
time to time.
Used
3 basic
scholarly
resources
per
Language not
fluent. Frequent
spelling/grammatic
al errors. Overall
meaning is not
clear.
Inaccurate
references,
plagiarism
insufficient
research or
references

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topic areas with
consistent APA 7
style referencing.
topic areas with
a minimum
number of errors
in APA 7 style
referencing.
topic areas with
quite a few
errors in APA 7
style
referencing.
Total Mark: /40

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Assessment 2

Week Due Sunday, Week 10, by 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)*
Assessment Type Critical reflection – Individual Submission
Weighting 50%
Aligned Learning
outcomes
e. Demonstrate awareness of key challenges that social workers face in a
disability care context.
f. Apply key social work theories and concepts to the lived experience of
disability.
Length 2000 words

*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT).
Check your
time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time
zone converter
.
Assessment 2 Details and Instructions
This task is a critical reflection. Critical reflection requires students to demonstrate how an individual’s
or group’s learning experiences relate to the social work theories, concepts and models studied
throughout this unit. Using the same case study from Assessment 1, students are asked to critically
reflect on the client’s and/or their support networks experiences of disability and intersecting social
issues. This is an opportunity for students to: compare those experiences to scholarly social work
literature, reflect on what has been learnt about the disability and social work knowledge and skills
being developed. It is appropriate to use the personal pronoun (“I”) since it is reflecting on your
learning and/or your understanding of the experience of disability and social work.
Much of the content of this unit focusses on the lived experience of disability from the perspective of
people living with disability. In this task you are required to critically reflect upon your personal
experiences, thoughts and feelings and how (if at all) your perspective and understanding has
changed throughout this unit.
How to do well in Assessment Task 2
Choose 4 topics from Assessment 1 and discuss the same case study.
A minimum of 7 academic references are required to pass this assessment. These 7 references can
include AASW policies and practices.
Scholarly writing style is required.
You can use the personal pronoun (‘I’) but it is not compulsory.
Participate in all learning activities
Write a diary or journal entry at the conclusion of each class/activity.
Make note of academic literature that is relevant to your experiences and thoughts.
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Marking Criteria: Assessment 2

Criteria Outstanding Very Good Good Satisfactory Not Satisfactory
1. A minimum of four (4) topics from Assessment 1(A1),
using the same case study, have been critically reflected
on using the students’ personal experiences, thoughts
and feelings and how (if at all) their perspective and
understanding has changed throughout this unit. This
critical reflection is linked to social work (SW) concepts,
theories, evidence and practises. (weighting 30%)
An outstanding
and sophisticated
critical reflection
on 4 topics
from
A1 that has been
linked to
appropriate and
excellent
SW
concepts, theories,
evidence and
practises.
A comprehensive
critical reflection
on 4 topics
from
A1 that has been
linked to
appropriate
SW
concepts, theories,
evidence and
practises.
A satisfactory
critical reflection
on 4 topics
from
A1 that has been
linked to some
SW concepts,
theories, evidence
and practises
but
may have minor
errors.
An adequate
critical reflection
on 4 topics
from
A1 that has been
linked to some
SW concepts,
theories, evidence
and practises
but
may have quite a
few errors.
An unsatisfactory/
limited critical
reflection with
insufficient number
of topics without
linking it to SW
concepts, theories,
evidence and
practises.
2. Explored the benefits of using group work approaches in
supporting people with disability. For e.g.
Multidisciplinary teams, interdisciplinary teams, family
and friends and other people with disability. This
exploration requires support from academic literature.
(weighting 10%)
An outstanding
and sophisticated
exploration of
benefits of group
work
in supporting
people with
disability and their
support networks
and an
excellent
use of academic
literature
to
A comprehensive
exploration of
benefits of group
work
in supporting
people with
disability and their
support networks
and a
great use of
academic
literature
to
support this
discussion.
A satisfactory
exploration of
benefits of group
work
in supporting
people with
disability and their
support networks
and a
good use of
academic
literature
to
support this
discussion.
A basic
exploration of
benefits of group
work
in supporting
people with
disability and their
support networks
and a
basic use
of academic
literature
to
support this
discussion.
An unsatisfactory
exploration of
benefits of group
work with no or
limited use of
academic
literature.

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support this
discussion.

 

3. Scholarly expression with attention to paragraph
construction, grammar, punctuation, spelling and APA 7
style referencing.
A minimum of 7 academic
references
are required to pass this assessment.
(weighting 10%)
Language is
appropriate to
academic writing
and aids overall
clarity of argument.
No spelling or
grammatical
errors.
Excellent variety of
12 high quality
scholarly
resources
with
consistent APA 7
referencing.
Language fluid
with only very
minor spelling/
grammatical
errors.
Great variety of
10+ high quality
scholarly
resources
used,
minimum errors in
APA 7 referencing.
Language mainly
fluid, though some
improvements
could be made
with respect to
language/tone
and/or spelling and
grammar.
Good variety of
8+
high quality
scholarly
resources
used,
with some errors in
APA 7 referencing.
Meaning is mostly
clear but problems
with spelling,
grammar, syntax
and/or word choice
cloud the
argument from
time to time.
The minimum of
7
quality scholarly
resources
used
with multiple errors
in APA 7
referencing.
Language not
fluent. Frequent
spelling/grammatic
al errors. Overall
meaning is not
clear.
Inaccurate
references,
plagiarism
insufficient
research or
references
Total Mark: /50

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Unit Outline: SWSP6323 Disability and Independence V1 (02/02/2022)
Assessment 3

Week Due Weeks 1–12
Assessment
Type
Class Participation
Weighting 10%
Aligned
Learning
outcomes
a. Describe how the concept of disability is socially constructed.
b. Have an in-depth understanding of the rights of people living with
disabilities.
c. Critique the key features of Australia’s disability support arrangements.
d. Demonstrate creativity in understanding and working
with the concepts of choice, control, and autonomy as
translated into care arrangements in Australia.
e. Demonstrate awareness of key challenges that social workers face in a
disability care context.
f. Apply key social work theories and concepts to the lived experience of
disability.
g. Apply creative solutions to key challenges that face social workers in a
disability care context.
Length NA

Assessment 3 Details and Instructions
This task reflects the expectation that students in this class actively participate in class. Active
participation includes contributing to class discussion and role play activities and arrive in class
prepared by having read the assigned readings for the week. If studying online this also includes the
expectation that students keep their camera on during class, unless there are special circumstances
that have been explained to the educator.

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Unit Outline: SWSP6323 Disability and Independence V1 (02/02/2022)
Marking Criteria: Assessment Task 3

Criteria Outstanding Very good Good Pass Fail Mark
Attendance in class,
camera on
Attends all classes
camera on, unless
explained
Attends 80%
classes camera
on, unless
explained
Attends 75%
classes camera
on, unless
explained
Attends 70%
classes camera
on, unless
explained
Attends less than 70%
classes camera not
always on, no
explanation for no
camera or absences
/5
Evidence of reading:
presentation of small
group facilitation
summaries of readings.
Contributions to class
discussions through
comments and
questions
Insightful, critically
informed ideas,
questions and
discussion of weekly
set and additional
readings
Insightful,
informed
questions and
discussion of
weekly set and
additional
readings
Good questions
and some
discussion of
weekly set
readings
Basic questions
and limited
discussion of
weekly set
readings
Minimal or no
comments, questions or
contributions to
discussion of readings
in class
/5
Total Mark /10

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