Policy: Disclosure of information by students with disability or illness
To set out the principles, processes and procedures for disclosure to the University of the effects of disabilities, and to clarify rights and responsibilities associated with the disclosure of information regarding a person’s disability.
The policy defines the principle that students with disability or illness will be treated equitably and have access to inclusive education.
This policy applies to students with disability or illness who are enrolled at the University.
- The University strongly supports the right of people with disabilities to be involved in higher education.
- The University will foster and encourage among its staff and students positive, informed and unprejudiced attitudes towards people with disabilities and shall make provision, insofar as resources may reasonably permit, for any service needed by or for people with impairments.
- The University will take positive steps to encourage people to seek admission to the University regardless of impairment or disability and shall apply the principle of reasonable adjustment in providing access to any benefit provided by the University equivalent to its staff and students who do not have a disability.
- The University recognises the right of students with disabilities to have reasonable adjustments made to academic policies, procedures and practices to address the effects of their disabilities.
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|Title||Disclosure of information by students with disability or illness|
|Purpose||To set out the principles, processes and procedures for disclosure to the University of the effects of disabilities|
|Audience||Students, Prospective Students, Staff|
|Topic/ SubTopic||Equity & Diversity - Equity|
|Effective Date||11 Aug 2016|
|Review Date||11 Aug 2019|
|Responsible Officer||Registrar, Student Life|
|Contact Area||Division of Student Life|
Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
Work Health & Safety Act 2011
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Disability Standards for Education 2005
Poisons Standard 2012