Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special and Inclusive Education

10 Units

Examines policy, administration and collaboration in special education including the development and implementation of policy and procedures, leadership skills, professional ethics, curriculum development, and program management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes both for students with special needs and teachers will be examined in the context of special educators as potential change agents in the school.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand family perspectives and collaborative and co-teaching practices;
  2. Demonstrate reflective listening skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills and understand the role of whole-school social and emotional learning programs in promoting student wellbeing;
  3. Discuss the application of these skills in working with children, adults and other professionals;
  4. Overview policy and legislation in Special Education and its relationship to Special Education services and Australian education reform; and
  5. Describe Special Education curriculum and support approaches.


  • Introduction to interpersonal skills;
  • Non-verbal communication and listening skills;
  • Interviewing;
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Working with parents;
  • Collaborative consultation in schools;


  • Legislation and Special Education;
  • Enrolment and placement in Special Education;
  • Politics, education and Special Education policy;
  • Training and professional development issues;
  • Professional ethics;
  • Curriculum and support issues.
Assumed Knowledge Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
  • Written Assignment: Policy Analysis

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6082
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