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Reasonable Adjustments

Reasonable Adjustment Plans

Students registered with Inclusion & Engagement (I&E) will have a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) developed outlining the reasonable adjustments needed to allow equal access and participation in their studies. 

A student's RAP is valid for all enrolled units until the validity date stated on the plan. Should there be any changes needed to the RAP, students are encouraged to contact Inclusion & Engagement.

Reasonable Adjustments

A range of reasonable adjustments are available to students depending on their disability/medical condition including:

  • Consideration of attendance requirements
  • Assignment extensions
  • Alternative Exam Arrangements
  • Alternative Formatting
  • Software/Equipment

Each student will receive a receive a reasonable adjustment plan based on their specific needs. Student's should familiarise themselves with the adjustments on their RAP and the information provided below to understand how they can use their adjustments.

Assignment Extensions- For Reasons Related to your Disability/Health Condition

Students with a reasonable adjustment allowing for assignment extensions of 7 or 14 days should apply for an extension in accordance with the procedures documented in the relevant unit outline. It should be noted that the extension period is inclusive of weekends and public holidays. The student is required to attach their Reasonable Adjustment Plan to the extension request. All medical documentation is managed through Inclusion & Engagement for registered students, and no additional documentary evidence is required.

Students are advised to liaise directly with their unit convenor, or approved delegate, although there may be circumstances where Inclusion & Engagement will liaise on behalf of the student.

Additional Extensions or Late submissions

For request beyond the period stipulated in the reasonable adjustment plan or late submissions due to unforeseen disability or health-related reasons (e.g. hospitalisation), students should contact I&E to provide additional medical documentation and seek a letter of recommendation to be forwarded to the unit convenor.

End of Semester Examinations

I&E will work in collaboration with the Timetables & Examinations Office (TEO) to coordinate and implement your reasonable adjustments for your end of semester exams.

Students will be notified of the cut-off date and must register for or update any exam modifications prior to the cut-off date unless extenuating circumstances apply. This is to enable the TEO reasonable time to coordinate your exams. You will receive details of your alternate room arrangements via your student email account.

For information on applying for a Deferred Exam, please see the Timetables & Examinations Office Website .

In-Class Tests

If your reasonable adjustments include:

  • a Scribe
  • an Ergonomic desk or
  • a computer

you will need to submit an Application for In-Class Test form PDF, 125.28 KB at least 10 business days before the date of the test to allow reasonable time to coordinate your arrangements with your Unit Convenor.

Application for In-Class Test form

This form can be submitted via email or in person to our office.

You will be advised the details of your alternate test arrangement by email to your student email account.

If your reasonable adjustments do not include the above, please liaise with your Unit Convenor at least 10 business days in advance to allow reasonable time to coordinate your arrangements.

Don't need to use your In-Class Test Adjustments?

Should you not require your In- Class Test adjustments please advise your Unit Convenor at least 10 business days before the date of the test.

Assistive Technology Room

Computers available for use in the UC Library Assistive Technology (AT) Room (located at the rear of the Library Commons); you can access this room using your student ID card if this is part of your RAP.

Should you have any computer or printer issues please seek support from Library staff.

Use of the computers is in accordance with relevant UC policies and procedures.

Alternate Formats

The University is committed to providing learning material in alternative formats. Students requiring textbooks and other teaching material in electronic formats are encouraged to inform I&E a minimum of four weeks prior to the first teaching week of their unit. Every effort will be made to provide materials in alternate formats in a timely manner.

Assistive Technology and Supports

I&E provides a range of equipment and software which can help students. Please contact our office should you wish to discuss any of the following:

  • AUSLAN Signing interpreters
  • Materials on Coloured Paper
  • Clearview magnifier
  • Voice Recognition Software
  • Screen Reader Software
  • Motorised Scooter
  • Ergonomic Furniture

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