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Inclusion and Welfare

Providing support for:

Inclusion & Welfare brings together general welfare support for all students, support for students with disability or ongoing health conditions, as well as a range of specialist support programs.

Inclusion & Welfare invites you to make an appointment to discuss your support needs and the types of adjustments that may be available to assist you with your studies.

Appointments are available face-to-face, via Skype, or telephone. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Inclusion & Welfare is located in Building 1, Level B, Room 156 (opposite UC Medical and Counselling).

Support for students with disability or ongoing health conditions

Inclusion & Welfare coordinates and implements services and supports to assist students with disability or ongoing health conditions. This is achieved through the provision of reasonable adjustments to enable equal access and participation in university life. To find out more about reasonable adjustments and the support available to you, visit the Support for Students with Disability page.

Who can register for disability support?

You are eligible to register if you:

  • have a disability
  • experience injury or illness
  • are diagnosed with a medical or mental health condition
  • are the primary carer of someone with disability and/or continuing health condition.

Support is available whether your condition is permanent, fluctuating or temporary. Eligibility is determined at a registration appointment with an Inclusion Advisor.

You may register for disability support at any time during your studies. Please contact Inclusion & Welfare as early as possible to enable us to arrange your support in a timely manner.

Student Welfare Support

The Welfare Officer provides advice, support and referral to students who are experiencing a range of personal, financial and academic difficulties. The Welfare Officer also provides advice to students on grievance and misconduct matters.

Visit the Student Welfare Support page to find out more.

Specialist Support Programs

Rural and Regional Student Support

The Rural Student Support Program is a program for rural student commencing their studies at UC. The program aims to increase students’ sense of belonging, foster a sense of community, and assist with the retention and success of rural students. All newly commencing rural students are invited into the program which includes support prior to commencement of studies right through to completion of the first semester. For further information please visit the Rural Student Support page or contact the Welfare Officer.

Elite Athlete Support

The University of Canberra is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network and is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in their quest for academic success. Support is available for Elite athletes including flexible study options, advocacy, and academic program adjustments. For further information visit the Elite Athletes at UC page or contact the Welfare Officer.

Support for Students from a Refugee Background

The Students from a Refugee Background Support Program is targeted at newly commencing students on humanitarian visas. The program aims to increase students’ sense of belonging, foster a sense of community, and assist with the retention and success of refugee students. For further information please visit the Students from a Refugee Background Support Program page or contact the Welfare Officer.

The Multi-faith Centre

The Multi-faith Centre is the point of contact for students of all different faiths providing information, resources, on-campus religious services and links with all the local faith communities. It is a place where students can go to talk about anything they wish in a confidential supportive environment. No appointment is necessary, just drop in. The contemplation space is available for students to use for quiet reflection.

The Multi-faith Centre is located in the rooms 1C100 (contemplation space) and 1C104 (Chaplains' Office) in Building One. A Muslim Prayer Room is located in 2A2.

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