LAW447 NDIS and Disability Legal Issues

Updated: 25 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in GradCertNDISBusDev
Co-requisites LSSU451
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Bronwen Jackman (
Unit Description

This unit 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 unit will cover the legislative implementation and structure of the scheme, the Policy underpinnings and future issues that may arise. This unit will equip students with the skills and knowledge to enable them to effectively implement legislative requirements. The unit also covers the constitutional foundations of the NDIS, and the rationale of the bilateral agreements and the States referral of powers to the Commonwealth.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook

ISBN: 9780409336818
Madden, B., McIlwraith, J., and Brell, R., LexisNexis 2013

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Participation 10% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Research Paper 50% 2500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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.