Confidentiality & privacy

We understand the private nature of the information that may need to be disclosed by a student about their disability or medical condition, and we respect the privacy of that information. 

Registering students will be asked to sign a form giving us permission to release information on a strictly needs to know basis to other areas of the University. Thus we will, where necessary, advise other members of the University staff of the existence and nature of a students disability. This will only occur to enable those University staff to assist in implementing any adjustments required to accommodate the students disability or medical condition. 

We will not disclose information to any person outside the University without specific written consent of the student, unless the University considers that disclosure of the information is required in the following circumstances:

  • It is necessary to protect you or someone else from imminent danger.
  • In response to a subpoena, summons or written demand from an administrative body, organisation or Commonwealth authority with the power to request the information.
  • Where a law requires your personal information to be disclosed, such as for the enforcement of criminal law or if you have a health condition which must be notified.
  • Where you are involved in proceedings against the University. 

We will create a confidential file that will be stored securely for the duration of your studies.

Note that students cannot be provided with adjustments or services if the release of information form has not been read and acknowledged.