ANU recognises carers in line with the Carers Recognition ACT 2010 which states:
Carers are people who provide personal care, support and assistance to another individual in need of support due to disability, medical condition, including terminal or chronic illness, mental illness or is frail and aged. A person is not considered a carer if they:
provide care either for payment, as a volunteer for an organisation, or for the requirements of education.
simply because they: are the spouse, de facto partner, parent, other relative or guardian of an individual who requires care; or live with an individual who requires care.
To be eligible for support at ANU, you may be recognised as the primary carer or have a caring role that impacts your ability to participate in studies on the same basis as other students. Eligibility for support will be considered on a case by case basis upon the receipt of appropriate documentation.