Client Assessment and Job Placement (REHB5073)


The focus of this unit of study is on Vocational assessment and Vocational Training and Placement. The unit canvasses the various methods used to both assess the client`s suitability for particular types of work and the extent to which different jobs can accommodate the differing post disability capacities of clients. The applicability of differing assessment methods to different client populations will be discussed. The ability to accurately assess the rehabilitation client`s potential for re-entry to the labour market is the focus of this unit of study. Interpretation skills for tests of ability and aptitude will be taught. Students are also taught how to actively engage with the labour market. Negotiation with employers and job development skills will also be discussed. They will learn to assess job opportunities and analyse labour market information in order to more accurately assess the likelihood of clients securing work in the job options generated in the vocational rehabilitation process. Formats for the writing of labour market analysis reports will also be provided.

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On-campus: 1-hr tutorial/week, 1-day intensive workshop; Distance education: no on-campus attendance required


Take-home exam (30%), 2500wd practical portfolio (50%), on line Quiz (20%).


Mpofu, E., & Oakland, T. (2010). Assessment in rehabilitation and health. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

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Non-compulsory workshop, exercises within the unit of study

Faculty/department permission required?


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