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 majors in Health Science, Behavioural Science and Psychology as well as double degrees with Education.

At the postgraduate level we offer Honours, Masters and PhD programs in addition to Certificate courses for professionals working in the field.



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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What's New

School of Health Sciences Student Prize and Award Ceremony 2014

The Disability & Communtiy Inclusion Unit will be presenting four awards. Thursday 1st May, 5.30-7.30pm, Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex.

Read more about the Student Prize and Award Ceremony

First DEAI Event for 2014

The Developmental Educators Australia Inc. is proud to present: Understanding emotional dysregulation in people with disability. A presentation by Monique Gillissen.

Read more about the First DEAI Event for 2014

New Major in Rehabilitation Counselling

A new major in Rehabilitation Counselling is now available to be undertaken in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education as an alternative to the other areas of specialisation.

Their Shadows in Us

The new exhibition at the Flinders University City Gallery, aims to give new insights into one of Adelaide’s most extraordinary institutions, Minda Incorporated.

Read more about Their Shadows in Us


SA Health - Unregistered Health Practitioners: Code of Conduct

From 14 March 2013 health practitioners who are not within the ambit of the Australian Health Practitioners' Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will have to comply with a Code of Conduct and display certain information where they practice.

Read more about the Code of Conduct 


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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

Disability & Community Inclusion Brochure
Disability & Community Inclusion Brochure


View the Postgraduate Disability Studies brochure   

 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 Studies

The Master of Disability Studies 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 Studies

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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