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Disability support

What happens next

Once you’ve registered with us, we can work closely with administration and academic departments to ensure the appropriate teaching and assessment arrangements are made.

We’ll work with you to develop a personalised academic plan, detailing your course requirements and the recommended adjustments and one-to-one learning supports required to assist you. This is used to formally communicate to staff within the University the adjustments that you're eligible to access throughout the semester. Your academic plan will be reviewed each semester.

How we determine reasonable adjustments

As set out by the Disability Standards for Education 2005, we are required to make reasonable adjustments to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to education.

That means we are responsible for ensuring an even playing field for all students, whether that be in relation to enrolment and admission, academic performance, or use of University facilities and services.

To determine what’s reasonable in each situation, we look at:

  • your disability
  • your views or the views of your associates
  • the impact of the adjustment, including how it affects your independence and your ability to achieve learning outcomes and participate in courses
  • the impact of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the University, staff and other students
  • the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.

We also consider whether there are any other reasonable adjustments with the same benefit that would be less disruptive and intrusive.

Your privacy

We will handle any information you provide us in accordance with the University’s policy on privacy.

Privacy and mandatory disclosure

Under some circumstances, we may need to disclose your personal or health information to an external organisation or person. We will only do this if:

  • the disclosure is required by law, such as an Act of Parliament, subpoena, warrant, or other legal instrument
  • your express consent has been obtained for the disclosure
  • the University reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious and imminent threat to your life, health or safety, or of another person, or a serious threat to health or public safety.

To protect your privacy, we keep any information we have about you secure and separate from any other student information held by the University.

We provide demographic data about access, participation, retention and success of students with a disability to the Australian government, as a requirement of receiving government funding to assist students with disabilities.

This information is linked to your student ID number, but not to your name or contact details. The demographic data we disclose is from your enrolment records and only covers the period of your candidature.

Inclusion and Disability Services

  • + 61 2 8627 8482
  • Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
Opening hours

9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Registered students can make an enquiry online

Last updated: 25 November 2021

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