NDIS and Disability Legal Issues
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a command and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Legislation, application of the rules, concepts, and theoretical underpinnings of the NDIS;
- demonstrate initiative and judgement in applying administrative law principles to solve legal problems that arise in diverse contexts and to critically reflect upon policy issues arising with the implementation of the NDIS; and
- produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis, and the application of professional judgement, as well as reflection and evaluation of the relevant law, the underlying theoretical principles, in relation to the NDIS.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW310-Civil Dispute Resolution and UNE-LAW283-Property Law and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II and UNE-LAW313-Evidence and Proof and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law and UNE-LAW399-Constitutional Law ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject gives students a comprehensive working knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its implications legally, socially and politically as relevant to the disability sector. The subject will cover the legislative implementation and structure of the scheme, the Policy underpinnings and future issues that may arise.This subject will equip students with the skills and knowledge to enable them to effectively implement legislative requirements.The subject also covers the constitutional foundations of the NDIS, and the rationale of the bilateral agreements and the States referral of powers to the Commonwealth.
Research Paper: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Online Participation: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2
- Essay (40%)
- Research Paper (50%)
- Online Participation (10%)