Disability – Tertiary Plans

Disability = “A persons ability to do dis”

Do you have a disability and want to go to University or TAFE? Let’s do dis then!

Disability Support at University and TAFE

There are Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) at every TAFE and university in Victoria. Their job is to assist students who have a disability with their studies.

Available help will depend on the disability and specific needs of the student.

Help may include:

  • Enrolment and campus orientation
  • Academic Support Workers (for example, note takers, interpreters, readers)
  • Adaptive technology (for example, voice activated software)
  • Alternative format course materials (for example, Braille, electronic)
  • Liaison with lecturers/teachers
  • Alternative arrangements for assessment (for example, additional time, scribe, reader)
  • Physical access to facilities
  • Referral to other support services (for example, counselling, health, housing, financial aid, learning skills unit)

If you have a disability, and are thinking about studying at a TAFE or university, you should contact the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) to find out how they might be able to assist with your course.

When accepted into a TAFE or university course, you should contact the DLU again to let them know that you will be studying there.

The contact details for Disability Liaison Units (DLUs) at TAFEs and universities in and around Melbourne are listed below:

TAFE – Disability Support Contacts

Box Hill Institute of TAFE 
Disability Liaison Service
Ph: 9286 9893
E: dls@boxhill.edu.au
Web: www.bhtafe.edu.au/students/services/Pages/disability-liaison-service.aspx
Disability Support Services
Ph: 9564 1972
E: disability.officer@holmesglen.edu.au
Kangan Institute 
Disability Support
9279 2511
E: disability@kangan.edu.au
Web www.kangan.edu.au/en/students/student-support-and-recreation/disability-support
Disability Liaison Unit
9269 1401
Web www.nmit.edu.au/current-students/student-services/student-disability-support-service/
Disability Liaison Unit
Ph: 9925 1089
TTY: 9925 3673
E: dlu@rmit.edu.au
Web www.rmit.edu.au/disability
Disability Support Services
Ph: 9210 1181
E: ldavey@swin.edu.au
Web www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/disability
Ph: 9214 6964
Web www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/disability
Victoria University 
Disability Services
Ph: 9919 4000
E: disability@vu.edu.au
Web www.vu.edu.au/disability
Sunraysia TAFE – Mildura
Disability Liaison Advisor
Ph. 50223629
E: jnunn@sunnitafe.edu.au
Web: www.sunitafe.edu.au
William Angliss Institute of TAFE
Disability Liaison
Ph: 9606 2232
E: angiec@angliss.vic.edu.au
Web. www.angliss.edu.au/component/k2/item/38-disability-support
Sunraysia TAFE – Swan Hill
Disability Liaison Officer
Ph. 50360225
E: kkelly@sunnitafe.edu.au
Web: www.sunitafe.edu.au
Bendigo TAFE
Disability Liaison Officer
Ph. 54341526
E: disabilityofficer@bendigotafe.edu.au
Web: Bendigo TAFE
Goulburn Ovens TAFE
Disability Liaison Officer
Ph. 1300468233
E: KFrost@gotafe.vic.edu.au
Web: www.gotafe.vic.edu.au

 University – Disability Support Contacts

Australian Catholic University 
Equity and Disability Unit
Ph: 9953 3413
E: disabilityadviser.pat@acu.edu.au
Web http://students.acu.edu.au/office_of_student
Deakin University
Disability Resource Centre
Ph: 9244 6100
E: drcentre@deakin.edu.au
Web www.deakin.edu.au/disability
LaTrobe University 
Equality and Diversity Centre
Ph: 9479 1510
E: equality@latrobe.edu.au
Web www.latrobe.edu.au/equality
Monash University
Disability Liaison Unit
Ph: 9905 5704
E: dlu@adm.monash.edu.au
Web: www.monash.edu/social-justice/disability/index.html
RMIT University 
Disability Liaison Unit
Ph: 9925 1089
TTY: 9925 3673
E: dlu@rmit.edu.au
Web www.rmit.edu.au/disability
Swinburne University
Disability Support Services – Hawthorn & Prahran
Ph: 9214 8500
E: ltodes@swin.edu.au
Web www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/disability
The University of Melbourne 
Disability Liaison Unit
Ph: 8344 7068
E: dlu-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au
Web www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Victoria University
Disability Services
Ph:9919 4000
E: disability@vu.edu.au
Web: www.vu.edu.au/campuses-services/student-support/disability-support

For a comprehensive listing of Disability Contacts at TAFE and University visit the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on the Education and Training (ADCET) website:

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