Disability Action Plan

The University demonstrates its commitment to both staff and students with disabilities through the development and implementation of its Disability Action Plan 2014 – 2018.

The plan encourages prospective and current staff and students of the University community to engage with, understand and respect differences and similarities among people.

It focuses on increased consultation and awareness about disability and introduces new initiatives and activities to further enhance:

  • The inclusion of students and staff with a disability in all aspects of university life
  • Identification and removal of barriers to tertiary education and employment for students and staff
  • Diversification of the University's workforce and student population
  • Prevention of intentional, non-intentional or systemic discrimination

The definition of disability is broad and is defined in the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) which includes:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Mobility impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Medical condition
  • Mental health condition