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10 things students need to know

10 of the most important facts students should know about disability services at Curtin.

1. Advice and assistance is available for students with disability on all Curtin campuses through Disability Services.

2. Any information disclosed to Disability Services is treated confidentially, in accordance with our confidentiality statement.

3. Curtin has a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) that outlines how Curtin will provide access for students, staff and visitors with disability.

4. The legal definition of disability includes physical, psychological and mental health problems, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and temporary disabilities/illnesses.

5. The Disability Standards for Education support the rights of students in education and outline the obligations that education providers must meet to assist students with disability.

6. Students with disability have a right to receive reasonable adjustments if requested to assist in their studies. In most cases appropriate Health Professional documentation is required to support a request for a reasonable adjustment.

7. A Curtin Access Plan, developed by Disability Services in conjunction with a student with a disability, is used to communicate requirements for reasonable adjustments to relevant Curtin staff.

8. A student with disability who meets essential entry requirements cannot be prevented from enrolling in a course because of their disability, however it is important to seek out information about course requirements before enrolling in order to make realistic course choices.

9. All students must meet essential or inherent course requirements. Education providers are not required to provide reasonable adjustments for a student with disability that compromise the academic integrity of the course.

10. Opportunities are provided for students, staff and visitors to lodge complaints and grievances.