Some of our health and wellbeing services, including Inclusion and Disability, will be unavailable during the University closedown period from Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 8 January 2024.
To connect with Inclusion and Disability Services, please contact us when we return on Monday 8 January.
The University is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to learning.
By registering with Inclusion and Disability Services, students who have a disability or carer responsibilities can gain access to the adjustments and services they need to succeed in their studies.
We are available for appointments via Zoom, phone and face-to-face on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus. Please advise which option you require when booking an appointment.
If you have not yet registered with us, and have questions you'd like to discuss with a Disability Officer before you apply to register, you are welcome to book a 30-minute appointment.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a simple tool for people to voluntarily share that they have a disability or condition that may not be immediately apparent.
Sunflower lanyards are provided free of charge to students with a hidden disability, by visiting the Inclusion and Disability Services team.
Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building (next to City Road, on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus).
+61 2 8627 8422
Our officers have expertise in a variety of backgrounds including health sciences, psychology, and rehabilitation therapy. This gives them an excellent understanding of how a disability or carer responsibilities may affect a student’s ability to manage their studies and meet their academic potential.
Each faculty also has a Faculty Disability Liaison Officer (FDLO), who can provide quick advice and support specific to your learning environment
Definition of disability
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 recognises that disability may be permanent, intermittent or temporary; acquired or lifelong; visible or invisible.
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.
Types of adjustment might include:
Eligibility for these services is determined on an individual needs basis, upon review of the recommendations made in your supporting documentation and your consultation with a Inclusion and Disability Services Officer.
We liaise with your faculty or school to provide you with reasonable adjustments and support. However, please be aware that our services do not include counselling or case management, and we can’t intervene on matters of special consideration, academic appeal or leniency.
Here is some more information that might help with your decision.
Complete the application to register (you’ll need to be a current student with a UniKey). In the application you will be required to read and acknowledge the IDS conditions of registration and consent (pdf, 203KB).
We will contact you to book your registration consultation with a Disability Officer. The consultation will take around one hour.
If you have any difficulty with the online application form or obtaining the required supporting documents, please contact us at email@example.com.
To complete your registration you’ll need to provide a supporting documentation form (pdf, 929KB) completed recently by your treating health professional. Supporting documents must be completed in English. Official medically translated documents may also be accepted.
In some cases, specific support material is required instead of the form:
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. Find out what we look at when determining your adjustments.
Each faculty or school also has at least one Faculty Disability Liaison Officer (FDLO) who can provide quick advice and support specific to your learning environment.
Any queries specifically related to the registration process with Inclusion and Disability Services, should be directed to Inclusion and Disability Services via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate which school or unit of study your enquiry relates to so that it can be responded to appropriately.
Associate Professor John O'Byrne
+61 2 9351 3184
Associate Professor John O'Byrne
+61 2 9351 3184
Supporting disability awareness.