Policies and Legislation
University of Adelaide policies
- Reasonable Adjustments to Learning, Teaching and Assessment for Students Requiring Disability Support policy
This policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of staff and students in relation to the provision of Reasonable Adjustments to learning, teaching and assessment.
This policy describes the modified arrangements that the University may provide to a student in the event that their capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assessment or examination was, is, or will be significantly impaired as a result of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
This policy may be applied where there is a concern that a student has a serious health condition which may adversely impact on their study, behaviour, or on the academic, business or social activities of the university. For the purposes of this policy, a serious health condition includes mental health and medical conditions.
The University of Adelaide HSW Handbook has been developed to provide those with safety responsibilities with the practical steps to meet those responsibilities.
The Student Grievance Resolution Process (SGRP) provides information and clear steps to assist a student in lodging an appeal or making a complaint about a decision or determination made by a member of University staff.
This Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2020 – 2024 complements the University’s Strategic Plan which commits the University to ‘continue to pursue an agenda of equity and access’.
Federal and State Government Acts, Standards
The University has obligations relating to disability and discrimination, under both Federal and State legislation and standards:
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)
- Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth)
- Disability Standards for access to premises 2010 (Cth)
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)
- Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)
Collectively these acts and regulations establish that it is unlawful to discriminate against any person on the grounds of disability.
Other guidelines and information