Disability and Community Inclusion

Welcome to the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit of the School of Health Sciences.

Our role is to educate human service professionals to facilitate, advocate and support the quality of life, community inclusion and self-determination of all people living with disabilities and their families.


We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

At the undergraduate level we offer a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education which is available for on-campus and external study. We also offer majors in Health Science, Behavioural Science and Psychology as well as double degrees with Education.

At the postgraduate level we offer Honours, Graduate Certificate and Masters all of which are available for on-campus and external study plus an on-campus PhD in Disability Studies. 


Our graduates play an important role assisting people living with disabilities to participate in society. They are in high demand as Developmental Educators and disability professionals across Australia and internationally. 

See Programs Offered section to learn more about our available courses



We are located in the South Wing of the Sturt Buildings at Flinders University (Room S250 Reception). 

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Find Disability and Community Inclusion staff

Ph: 61 8 8201 3745
: 61 8 8201 3646
: dci@flinders.edu.au  


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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

Disability & Community Inclusion Brochure
Disability & Community Inclusion Brochure


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 Postgraduate Disability Studies guide

Disability and Community Inclusion offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education 

The Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education trains graduates to work as a Disability Professional in a range of settings (Community, Residential, and Vocational Services). It can be completed over four years full time or part time. 

Find out more about the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education

Honours Program in Disability and Developmental Education

This program is offered to final year students of the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education. It can be completed full time in one year or part time in two years and includes a compulsory Thesis.

Find out more about the Honours Program in Disability and Developmental Education

Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies 

This is a professional program aimed at meeting the needs of practitioners working in community services and teachers seeking specialised education in the disability field.

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

Master of Disability Policy and Practice

The Master of Disability Policy and Practice is a professional program that focuses on general principles relating to people with a disability as well as specialist areas. It can be completed by coursework or a combination of coursework and a research project.

Find out more about the Master of Disability Policy and Practice

PhD Program

If you hold an Honours Degree in Disability Studies or an equivalent program you can apply to undertake a PhD in Disability Studies.

Find out more about the PhD Program

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