How Can We Help?

There are many ways that we can assist you with your studies.

Your Disability Advisor will identify Reasonable Adjustments based on:

  • your disability or ongoing medical condition
  • supporting medical documentation
  • specific course/ program requirements.

Your Disability Advisor will provide you with information and advice about how to negotiate Reasonable Adjustments with academic staff.

Reasonable Adjustments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance – absence from classes on an occasional basis without requiring a medical certificate. Note: students will still need to meet any mandatory or compulsory attendance requirements, and/or hurdle requirements for all courses

  • Extensions - short extensions on individual assignments

  • Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEA) - e.g. changes to the environment, duration, or other exam conditions, to enable you to sit your scheduled exam. All AEA need to be organised in advance

  • Assistive software/ equipment - e.g. magnification, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, screen reader, infra-red receivers for hearing augmentation systems

  • Alternative formatting/ external services - e.g. captioning, transcriptions, AUSLAN interpreters

  • Campus access checks for students with mobility difficulties – e.g. checking classrooms/ teaching spaces for accessibility, providing information on accessible routes around campus, organising lift access.

Students requiring external services, equipment, assistive software, alternative formatting or accessible classrooms are encouraged to finalise their enrolment and contact their Disability Advisor at least 4 weeks prior to the start of each semester, so that sufficient time is available to organise relevant services and supports. There may be limitations to the types of Reasonable Adjustments that can be organised once a semester has commenced.