Have you been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? The following information will help you in your journey at university or TAFE.

This information pertains to supporting students with ASDs in academic settings and comes from a variety of sources including local and international information, peer reviewed research and research conducted at OTARC (funded by DHS, Victoria).  The information provided is general and not targeted for specific tertiary institutions.  For specific information regarding policies and student support services at individual tertiary institutions, please visit their website or contact them directly.  Links to other useful resources with further information are also provided within the student, parent, and staff sections.

Transition and orientation

Making the transition to university and TAFE study.

Disclosure of ASD diagnosis

Things to consider and the benefits of disclosure.

What to expect at university and TAFE

How are TAFE and university different from high school?

Learning at university and TAFE

How is tertiary study different?

Additional resources for students

Books, videos and websites.


Our information sources.

 These web pages for supporting tertiary students with ASDs were developed as part of the project Supporting transition to and participation in tertiary education for students with an ASD funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS, Victoria)