Courses & Units

Respecting the Individual and Their Context ZAC101

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


This unit will situate ‘the individual’ in the context of person, family and their extended network of support. You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own values, beliefs and self-care needs, and that of others, in order to broaden your understanding of ‘the individual’ and the positive, respectful and empowering relationships that underpin quality individualised support. In this unit, you will explore a diverse range of lived experiences and cultural contexts. You will be introduced to the ethical principles of human rights, equity, justice, choice and control, and examine various ways in which the needs, goals and preferences of each person can be reflected in the planning and delivery of meaningful, individualised support.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Unit name Respecting the Individual and Their Context
Unit code ZAC101
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Health
Coordinator Mr Nicholas (Nick) Arnott
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically reflect upon the concept of ‘the individual’ from multiple perspectives and in diverse contexts.
  • Apply knowledge of human rights, ethics, justice and cultural capability to plan and advocate for positive life outcomes for self and others.
  • Use personal and professional understanding of diverse lived experiences to promote dignity, citizenship, choice and self-determination in the design and delivery of individualised support.
  • Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for personal and professional development
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090500 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1.5 hour online tutorials per semester and 1 x 4 hour workshop (on campus or online).

AssessmentAT3: Reflection on Learning - Portfolio Activity (30%)|AT2: Representation of 'the Individual' (50%)|AT1: Personal Values Inventory and Analysis (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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