Studying with a disability

We are committed to providing equitable access to education under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.

A Disability Standards for Education 2005 Fact Sheet is available from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training which outlines the Rights of students and Requirements of the University under the Standards.

If you are a student with a disability, mental health issue or ongoing medical condition or if you care for  a person with a disability, Disability Advisers can help you meet the requirements of your course through:

  • adjustments to assessment and academic requirements
  • advice on managing university study.

The Guide for Students - Managing Your Study with a Disability, Mental Health Issue or Ongoing Medical Condition outlines what supports are available to you, how to activate supports and some tips on being successful in your study.

Register for support.

If a short-term illness is affecting your study you should speak directly to academic staff or apply for special consideration.

Confidentiality and disclosure

The University needs to collect personal information to establish your support needs. With your consent, the University will only use that information for the purpose of requesting the service, for a secondary related purpose, or for another that falls within one of the exemptions of use and disclosure in the privacy legislation.

In arranging your supports relevant university staff members are informed of the adjustments/accommodations needed and may be informed of the nature of the disability. If you do not wish the nature of your condition to be disclosed, please indicate this when you register for support.

Contact us to access the personal information that we hold about you, subject to any exceptions in relevant laws.

Read La Trobe University's Privacy Policy.

Register for disability support

How to register to receive disability support.

Register for support as a carer of a person with a disability

Seek support if you care for a person with a disability

Prospective students

Thing to consider if you are a future student and you have a disability.

Academic study support

Find out how we can support you with your studies.

Alternative assessment arrangements

Find out more if you need to make special arrangements to accommodate the impacts of a disability.

Physical access and maps

Physical Access and Maps

Staff resource [intranet access required]

Information you need to know about disability support for students.


Contact details for Equity and Diversity.