LAW447 NDIS and Disability Legal Issues

Updated: 20 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 48cp in Law or 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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.