Student Health Assessment and Leave Policy and Procedures


Students have the primary responsibility for maintaining their own health and wellbeing. In addition, the University has a framework of policies and services to assist students to manage ongoing or intermittent health conditions which could impact on their studies. Students should be encouraged to seek the advice and support of these services. Where a serious health condition adversely impacts on capacity to study or behaviour and risks harm to self or others, or otherwise disrupts the activities of the University, a health assessment and/or a leave of absence from study and a managed return to study may be initiated by the University under this policy.

RMO File No. 2018/7992
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
Endorsed by Academic Board on 5 September 2018
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 5 September 2018
Related Policies Student Health Assessment and Leave Procedures

Child-Safe Environment Policy

Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy

Privacy Policy and Privacy Management Plan

Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching and Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy

Student Misconduct Policy

Student Critical Incidents Policy

Student Misconduct Rules

Student Grievance Resolution Process

University Records Policy

Academic Progress by Coursework Policy Early Intervention Group

Related legislation Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Cth)

Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

Mental Health Act 2009 (SA)

Effective from 5 September 2018
Review Date 4 September 2021
Contact for queries about the policy Manager, Student Affairs, Division of Academic and Student Engagement, or telephone 33191

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.