An Access Plan provides information about the impact of a student's disability, mental health or medical condition on their studies, identifies agreed services that will be provided by Disability Services and any alternative exam adjustments. The Access Plan helps students to negotiate reasonable adjustments with education and training staff to assist them to study successfully.
Student's disability or medical information remains their private information. Only information students choose to release within the University goes into their Access Plan. By providing information to staff about the impact of their disability at university, it can help staff in assisting students with their studies. No information about a student's disability, mental health, or medical condition is passed outside the University without a student's consent.
Students will need to make an appointment and present evidence of their disability and its functional effect on their studies. This process is strictly confidential and the only information provided to lecturers by the Disability Service relates to the functional impact of the disability and any adjustments the lecturer needs to provide in order to overcome the impact of the disability. It is up to the student howmuch more, if any, information is given to their lecturers and fellow students.
Some important matters to consider:
Places are not specifically reserved in courses or Programs for people with a disability.
Courses, qualifications and Programs are not specifically devised for students with a disability.
Students with a disability need to be able to meet the inherent or core requirements of a course.
There is no entitlement package attached to particular disabilities. Supports are negotiated individually and are designed to meet the unique needs of each student.