If you are living with an injury, a disability or a health condition, we can provide specialist support for your studies.
The decision to take on study is a big one - if you are ready to go, we want to be there for you right from when you enrol to help you take advantage of every opportunity.
By letting us know about your disability, health condition or extra learning needs at the time you enrol, we will be able to help you find the right course, get the right support, and we may even be able to save you money on your fees! Of course, we will need to verify your disability, so please bring any documentation you have concerning your injury, your disability or your medical condition to your first appointment with a Disability Consultant.
Remember if you are not sure about all of this, please ask so we help clarify your particular situation.
Three great reasons it is important to tell us if you have, (or think you have) a disability or health condition before or when you enrol:
You could call a Disability Consultant and make an appointment to meet before you complete your enrolment. We will assist you to find the right course, get the right support and save money.
When you come to your local campus to enrol, tell the Customer Support Officer that you have, or think you may have, a disability and you will be connected with a Disability Consultant.
When you complete your enrolment online, tick the Disability box and you will be connected with a Disability Consultant before your enrolment is finalised.
You can visit your local Student Hub (Orange, Bathurst, Lithgow, Parkes and Dubbo) and ask to be introduced to a Disability Consultant. Our Hub staff are here to assist you.
Bring any paperwork you think might help your claim. If you don’t have any paperwork or are not sure, still ask to meet a Disability Consultant.
Disability Consultants provide a range of services to assist students. These include pre course counselling to find the right course, deciding with you if classroom support is needed and working out with you what supports would help. Disability Consultants will also assist you with verifying your disability.
Supports can include assistive technology, Read Write Gold, JAWS plus more. You might need a sign language interpreter or someone to take notes for you. Sometimes extra tuition might be helpful. Your Disability Consultant may be able to make changes to the times you attend class, the learning tasks you receive or the assessment method to suit your needs.
If you do not need extra assistance as a student, that’s ok. You are still eligible for an exemption (you pay no money) or a concession (you pay a reduced amount) on your course fee. You are still able to talk with a Disability Consultant about the best course for you and your needs and goals.