You are able to access the Health, Counselling and Disability services as a student.
The Disability Service can assist you in creating an Access Plan. This requires you to have medical documentation of your medical condition, this can include a letter from your medical professional or they can complete a verification form provided by the Disability Service. Once you have a verification statement, an appointment is made with a Disability Advisor to complete your Access Plan. This enables you to negotiate reasonable adjustments to your studies.
An Access Plan is a document with a list of adjustments a student may request during their studies. The Access Plan is developed with a Disability Advisor, who will make informed decisions regarding the accommodations included in each individual’s Access Plan. An Access Plan can then support a student when negotiating reasonable adjustments with Topic Coordinators and other staff members.
Yes you need to be a current enrolled student at Flinders University.
Depending on your condition, you may need to update your Access Plan during your time studying. This will be discussed with the Disability Advisor when developing your Access Plan.
Yes, you require verification of your condition from a medical professional. Documentation needs to be from your GP, Specialist, Psychologist, Physiotherapist or other treating professional. They can write a letter or use the Verification form provided by the Disability Service. The documentation from your treating provider should outline the accommodations you require to support your studies.
If you have a specific learning disability you need to provide the report from the psychologist who did the assessment, and it must be from high school age or older. For further information and rationale please refer to the psycho-educational assessment process.
Email your medical documentation to email@example.com, and let us know what times and days are suitable for you to meet. We will be in contact with you to make a time with a Disability Advisor.
Contact the Disability Service firstname.lastname@example.org with details on your adjustments and any verification documents you have that support your requirements. Some courses have inherent learning requirements for placement, therefore adjustments can only be made relevant to your course. Once documentation has been sent in, we will book you in for an appointment with a Disability Advisor to discuss further.
Your Access Plan will detail any adjustments for extra time under your Alternative Exam Arrangements, which are relevant to your condition.
Please note there is a cut-off date (5 weeks before the exam period) each semester to arrange your exam adjustments, so please contact Disability Services early in the semester.
The Disability Service has a list of contacts who conduct Psychological Educational Assessments, please get in contact and we can email this list through to you.
If you require a carer in class, this should be stated in your Access Plan. Your carer should also have a Personal Support Worker Agreement. Both of these documents are developed with a Disability Advisor. Once you have these documents in place your carer can attend where relevant.
You can withdraw from Foundation Studies at anytime, however, we would encourage you to communicate with your topic coordinators and other support services before making this decision.
Only students who are enrolled will be able to access these services. An assessment will be made based on your medical condition and verification documentation. Please contact Disability Services to discuss how services can be incorporated in to the Access Plan.
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