Courses & Units

Respecting the Individual and Their Context ZAC101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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.


Unit name Respecting the Individual and Their Context
Unit code ZAC101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health

Nick Arnott

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

D1 – Critically reflect upon the concept of ‘the individual’ from multiple perspectives and in diverse contexts.
D2 - Apply knowledge of human rights, ethics, justice and cultural capability to plan and advocate for positive life outcomes for self and others.
D3 – 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.

P and P (year-long ILOs):
PP1 - identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
PP2 - identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
PP3 - use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
PP4 - apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 090500

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus two to three x 2 hour face to face tutorials and 1.5 days of face to face workshops.

  • Self-assessment - Personal values inventory and analysis (20%)
  • Media assignment - representation of ‘the individual’ (50%)
  • Reflection on learning – portfolio activity (30%)
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