Adjustments to help you study

Study adjustments are tailored to your needs to help you find success in your studies.

A study adjustment refers to any modification that you may need to help reduce the impact of your disability or condition on your studies.

Your Disability Liaison Officer will determine what study adjustments are reasonable for you in consultation with your tutors and lecturers.

Study adjustments may include:

  • In class supports such as peer note-takers
  • Alternative exam conditions such as extra time, individual exam room
  • Extension of time to complete assessments
  • Workplace learning supports such as reduced hours
  • Assistive software and equipment such as text to speech software
  • Alternative formats of learning materials such as audio transcription
  • Accessibility measures such as access to a classroom

I have both physical and mental health disabilities, and they have not shown any judgement, and have suggested things that might help that I was unaware of.

- Anonymous

How do I get adjustments for my study?

Step 1

Add your disability details on your enrolment

Add details about your disability to your enrolment through your Online Administration. Your enrolment gives us some basic information about your disability.

Add your disability details

Step 2

Register with us online

Complete our online registration form. This information is confidential and will be kept within the Disability Service.

How to register:

  • The form can be found on the Student Portal
    Search for Disability Support Registration when you arrive at the forms page.
  • Search for the form and submit the request

If you have any issues using the online form, you can download and print the PDF version of the Disability Service Registration form.

You can also find out more about disclosing your disability.

Step 3

Complete the health practitioner report

You'll need to read our documentation requirements before you can complete the template correctly.

Download our health practitioner report template for your health practitioner to complete about your disability and/or condition. The service will also accept other documentation on a letterhead from your treating practitioner if the information provided covers the information requested in the template.

Download the template

Learning disabilities

For learning disabilities, you cannot use the report template to register.

You'll need an adult psychometric assessment from a psychologist. If you have not had an assessment, email disability@csu.edu.au to find out where to access an assessment.

Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity

For Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity you can use the report template to register.

This report will allow the provision of coloured paper and appropriate lighting for exams. If further adjustments are requested beyond coloured paper and lighting, the university will require an adult psychometric learning assessment conducted by a relevant professional such as a psychologist using reliable, valid and standardised tests.

Submit your documentation

Once you have gathered this information, submit your report or other documentation via email.

Submit documentation

Step 4

Book an appointment with us to develop a Study Access Plan

After completing steps 1-3 you can schedule a time with a Disability Liaison Officer to develop your Study Access Plan.

What you will discuss and agree upon during your appointment:

  • an overview of your disability or condition
  • the impacts of your disability or condition on your study
  • any recommendations from health practitioners or educational providers
  • discuss and recommend reasonable study adjustments
  • agree on a length of time your plan is valid for

Your Disability Liaison Officer will then send you a copy of your Study Access Plan. You will be responsible for emailing your plan to your subject coordinators each session.

Book an appointment

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