The Equity and Disability Unit has been renamed Disability Services. Part of the Office of Student Success, Disability Services provides an assessment and planning service for students with disabilities, short and long term medical conditions and carer responsibilities.
It is important that the University provides an accessible learning environment for all students, as required in the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE 2005) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Disability Advisers consult with students and recommend reasonable adjustments to address barriers to accessing education, university processes, to information and resources and facilities. Reasonable adjustments, including exam adjustments, are communicated by students to academic staff via an Education Inclusion Plan (EIP).
Your responsibilities under the DSE 2005
To learn more about your responsibilities under the DSE 2005, you can enroll in the Disability Standards for Education 2005 modules on LEO. There are eight modules in total that cover all aspects of the DSE 2005. You have until the end of 2015 to complete the modules and this can be done at your own pace. Staff who complete all units will have this training noted on your staff training records, as reported by Disability Services to Human Resource (this takes place at the end of June and December 2015).
Finding Disability Services on campus
Brisbane Disability Services have been relocated to the new John Paul II Building. Both Brisbane and Melbourne Disability Services have moved into newly designed open plan work areas.
Students requiring advice and support on any ACU campus should be referred to the Disability Services webpages where they can make an appointment online.