Understanding and Supporting Inclusion

EDU30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23



Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers will gain knowledge and skills to support and identify children with additional needs. Pre-service teachers will be able to work collaboratively with children, families, supporting agencies and other professionals to provide inclusive educational experiences for children with additional needs. Pre-service teachers will demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with additional needs.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Consider the range of additional needs and critically analyse the potential impact on children, families and the wider community.
2. Investigate and summarise factors that contribute to additional needs, including socio-cultural, health-related and behavioural.
3. Evaluate concepts of inclusion and links to practice.
4. Research and synthesise information about specific types of additional needs to inform plans for the inclusion of individual children.
5. Identify and apply relevant policies and practices that support children's additional needs, including setting up inclusive environments that invite all children’s full participation.
6. Construct strategies and inclusion plans for children showing integrity and a capacity to work collaboratively with families and professionals.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUEC/EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)