Inherent Requirements for Courses workshop

Published: Monday 6th June 2016

Health Sciences Courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work have Inherent Requirements for their courses available to inform practice and discussions between Student, Disability Adviser and Academic Staff, as required.  A plan to have Inherent Requirements for other ACU courses is underway.

Inherent requirements are elements / aspects, elicited from the curriculum and represent core or essential elements of a program of study:

  • which are intrinsic to the course that cannot be changed, modified or adjusted
  • that students must pass in order to complete a course.
  • which if removed or substituted would substantially impact on the learning outcomes.

Inherent Requirement for courses:

  • Assist all students to make informed choices about applying for courses by articulating expectations of students enrolled in a course, from the time they first consider coming to university.
  • Support students to engage in self-assessment of their capacity to complete the requirements and seek appropriate guidance.
  • Enable informed, transparent  and consistent decisions about reasonable adjustments to be implemented to assist students with disability.
  • Guide the provision of reasonable adjustments in unit delivery and assessment so as not to compromise unit or course learning. outcomes.

Inherent Requirements information can be found at:

The Inherent Requirements workshop/vidoeconference facilitated by Associate Professor Amanda Johnson, State Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine NSW/ACT/ Adjunct Associate Professor University of Western Sydney and Carolyn Toonen, Manager Disability Services is scheduled for:

DATE:    Monday, 27 June

TIME:     2 TO 4pm

WHERE: Brisbane TB.19, North Sydney TWH 15.39, Strathfield C2.31, Ballarat BG.18, Canberra S.G.1.10, Melbourne 250 Vic. Pde. 4.28.

Please register your attendance by emailing: