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BIC Short Courses

These short Courses can be completed within two months and are perfect for those with prior knowledge to choose the Courses that can fill their knowledge gaps. The flexibility of our online learning alows you to 'hop on - hop off' whenever it suits you, and with no due dates for assessments you can easily balance work, life and study.

Each Course has modules on different, but related topics. Throughout the Courses you will find activities to check your learning. There are tasks to complete. These activities are designed to deepen your knowledge and strengthen your understanding as you progress through the Course. 

On completion of each micro-credential Course you will be awarded an Open Badge. Open Badges are verifiable and portable with embedded metadata about skills and achievements. Our badges comply with the IMS Open Badges 2.0 standard and are shareable across the web. Learners can share their progress and success on the web via online CVs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, or through special online badge collection services. 

Courses

Our BIC Short Courses are:

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Disability Policy and Legislation

Understand the Acts, Codes and philosophies that protect the rights of disabled persons. E.g. UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD); NZ Disability Strategy (NZDS); Enabling Good Lives (EGL).

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Supported Decision Making

Support people to explore, discover and choose supports and services and understand why this is important.

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Community Connections

Appreciate the importance of community connections in building inclusive communities, where people can interact with each other, participate in education, work and play, and perform in authentic, meaningful leadership roles.

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Collaboration

Describe collaboration, including some of the collaborative models, and how it can be used as a valuable tool in making change happen.

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Disability Responsiveness

Understand barriers disabled people face. Describe how to remove or minimise barriers. Appreciate how removing those barriers benefit the whole community.

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Cultural Responsiveness 

Explore identity, culture, and gender in particular in relation to disability. Identify and describe ways to remove barriers for different cultural groups.