Perspectives on Rehab Legislation (REHB5079)

UNIT OF STUDY

Students are exposed to the critical sections of the major accident compensation schemes in the State of New South Wales (WorkCover, Motor Accident Act). Reference is made to the relevant sections of the Acts which impact on rehabilitation service. Other services available through the schemes to support the legislation and its requirements are also discussed. Students are to be made familiar with the coding and costing of rehabilitation service under the Acts. Current best practice in injury management and service provision is a major focus. Students will also become familiar with the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Act 2005, the Disability Act and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act. Particular reference will be made to the Business Model incorporated in these legislative frameworks. Specific attention will be paid to rehabilitation, strategies, services, requirements and obligations in place under these frameworks for those people affected by a disability or who are disadvantaged. Students address the role of Australian anti-discrimination and guardianship legislation in terms of equity, rehabilitation and quality of life for people with disabilities.

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Classes

2-hr lecture/week, distance education, no on campus attendance required.

Assessment

Take-home exam: short-answer questions (35%), take-home exam: online multiple choice quiz (30%), 2000 wd assignment (35%)

Textbooks

Relevant readings provided

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

REHB5072

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