Disability Support – how to register

There is a registration process – this involves meeting with the Disability Support Officer to talk about how your condition impacts on study activities and what you may need.

  • Your privacy & confidentiality will be respected – the Disability Officer only provides limited information to other staff, with your consent, so that adjustments and services can be arranged for you, when required.
  • You do not need to have a permanent condition – you may also be eligible for assistance if you have an injury or condition which is temporary, changes from week to week or comes and goes.
  • It is your personal choice whether you register with the Disability Support Office – however if you would like us to provided services or adjustment to your study activities, you will need to register so that we can make these arrangements.
  • A reasonable timeframe is required to make the necessary arrangements for a number of support services, so you are strongly encouraged to meet with the Disability Support Officer as soon as possible.

What to bring to your appointment with the Disability Support Officer:

  • Supporting documentation from your doctor or health professional. This can be a letter or report from your doctor or you can use the Treating Health Practitioner.
  • If you have a specific learning disability, such as dyslexia, you will need to bring the assessment report that describes the testing you had to determine your diagnosis.
  • Supporting documentation should be:
    • Original or a certified copy (not a photocopy)
    • Signed and dated
    • On letterhead or stamped by your specialist
    • Current: so that it gives accurate and up-to-date information about the nature of your condition or diagnosis and how it affects your study activities

Contact:

Disability Support Office
Email: fremantle.disabilitysupport@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0995