To enable a full and proper assessment we ask students to provide opinions from medical experts that describe the nature of the disability or medical condition and the extent to which that disability may impact on the student's ability to undertake their studies. This allows us to:
- provide advice on the impact of disability in the tertiary education environment
- provide advice on the nature of the supports and adjustments that would minimise the impact of disability in tertiary education
- assist with negotiations and advocacy with other university staff
- ensure that all students are protected by our policies and disability discrimination legislation.
Medical documentation outlining your diagnosis, impact on your studies and the recommended adjustments to support you in your studies must be provided to Access and Inclusion for assessment. Please request your medical practitioner to complete our Health Practitioner Report. Alternatively if you have current (no older than 2 years) comprehensive medical documentation outlining the above, you may submit this for consideration.
Students with a diagnosis of a learning disability are required to provide an assessment or written report verifying their condition by a suitably qualified mental health professional, such as Clinical, Educational, Neuropsychologist or a Registered Psychologist or Psychiatrist.