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Introduction to the Disability Sector (DS)


If you are reading this, you are either a new worker or maybe considering a career supporting people with disabilities.

 Whichever this is, we congratulate you on your decision. With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there is no better time to join this expanding sector as you support people to live a life of their choice.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what disability means and identify the types of disabilities
  • Review the history of disability support in Australia
  • Evaluate the medical and social models of disability
  • Identify the principles of disability support