Reasonable Adjustments

The University of Adelaide has a Reasonable Adjustments to Learning, Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy, in line with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and The Disability Standards for Education (2005).

The University's policy outlines the following:

Reasonable Adjustments are measures or actions that assist a student with a disability to participate in learning, teaching and assessment on an equivalent basis to other students that are determined as reasonable.

Determining reasonable adjustments

Whether an adjustment is reasonable will be determined in accordance with the Disability Standards for Education (2005). This will involve taking into account all the relevant circumstances and interests, including the student's disability, the effect of the proposed adjustment on the student and on anyone else affected, including the University, staff and other students.

Inherent requirements

Inherent Requirements are the capabilities, knowledge and skills that are essential to achieve the core learning outcomes of a program or to satisfy curriculum requirements.

An adjustment is not reasonable if it would:

  1. compromise the integrity of the program or course or assessment requirements and processes or
  2. remove or bypass any Inherent Requirements.