The University provides a free, confidential service for students who have a disability.
A 'disability' can be a:
Carers of people who have a disability can also contact a disability advisor.
Any current Flinders Uni, Foundations or Open University students who have a Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Condition, Learning Difficulty or are the Carer of a person with a Disability.
Only enrolled students can receive Access Plan and services (where relevant), as Access Plans are specific to the degree area.
Prospective students can contact Disability Services to explore options, and gain advice and information regarding services available.
To discuss an access plan, make an appointment to see a disability advisor and bring documentation of your disability or health condition to the appointment (this is required under University policy).
Documentation can be a letter from your treating professional or you can use the disability verification form.
If you have a specific learning disability, you need to provide the report from the psychologist who did the assessment, or a letter from your Medical treating professional verifying the diagnosis and the current impacts of the condition on your studies.
Disability advisors will discuss the impact that your disability or health condition is having on your studies. We'll be able to talk you through the types of reasonable adjustments that may assist you in your studies and develop an access plan with you to provide to relevant teaching staff.
Reasonable adjustments are measures or actions to assist a student with a disability or health condition to participate in learning, teaching and assessment on an equivalent basis to other students that are determined as reasonable.
An adjustment is not reasonable if it would:
The disability advisor can provide you with information and advice about how to negotiate reasonable adjustments with academic staff based on your medical documentation.
If you require alternative exam conditions due to your disability/health condition, you must come to see a disability advisor to discuss your needs at least 5 weeks prior to the exam period.
Refer to alternative exam arrangements for dates by which arrangements must be made.
Temporary 3-month parking permits are available to students with short-term injury/health conditions. Please book an appointment with the nurse. To book an appointment, call 8201 2118
If you will require a permit for longer than 3-months, visit the disability parking permit SA Gov information page.
Further information about library services for students with disabilities.
Each College appoints a member of academic staff as a College Disability Academic Advisor (CDAA). CDAAs act as a point of contact and information for students with disabilities and for academic staff who need to clarify issues relating to reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
Information about the equal opportunity contact officer network is available on the contact officers page.
Flinders University Student Association have a Disability Officer. They can be contacted at email@example.com or via FUSA: 8201 2371.
Students with Disabilities Association
If you have a mobility disability and would like to meet with a building warden to work out a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan, please see the contact list of building wardens for the buildings you use the most.
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday at Bedford Park campus.
**Note: Appointments can also be provided via phone and Skype.
There are Adaptive Technology Rooms in each of the branch libraries, accessible 24/7 to students with an Access Plan. These contain PCs with specialist software and height adjustable desks.
Health, Counselling and Disability Services are located at:
Level 3, Student Services Centre (next to the Sports Centre)
Flinders University, Sturt Rd,
Bedford Park SA 5042
Office hours are open: 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday (including vacation periods, but excluding Christmas and New Year periods).
All feedback or complaints about the services offered at Health, Counselling and Disability Services should be directed to the Director Student Services.
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