The law protects your right to access learning on the same basis as any other student. Important legal obligations underpin our services.
The definition of disability adopted by JCU is that which appears in Section 4 of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992.
As set out by the Disability Standards for Education (2005), we are required to make reasonable adjustments to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to education.
That means we are responsible for ensuring an even playing field for all students, whether that be in relation to enrolment and admission, academic performance, or use of university facilities and services.
In defining what’s reasonable, we look at:
We also consider whether there are any other reasonable adjustments with the same benefit that would be less disruptive and intrusive.
Inherent Requirements are the capabilities, knowledge and skills that are essential to achieve the core learning outcomes of a program or to satisfy curriculum requirements.
An adjustment is not reasonable if it:
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