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Supporting your full participation in university life

We provide a range of services to help you meet the academic requirements of your studies and minimise the impact of your disability on your university experience.

The support available ranges from accessibility to academic adjustments.

Eligibility for these services is determined on an individual needs basis, upon review of the recommendations made in your supporting documentation and your consultation with a Disability Services Officer.

To access our services, you will need to register. You can do this at any time during your studies. The registration process includes a consultation with a Disability Services Officer where you will be required to disclose your disability, review of supporting documentation, and an assessment of your individual needs.

Deciding whether to register

We encourage you to register with Disability Services. When deciding whether to register, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is my disability making it harder to meet the requirements of my studies?
  • Is my disability contributing to a poor experience at university?
  • Do I feel disadvantaged at university by my disability?
  • Am I relying on Special Consideration through my faculty to counter the impact of my disability?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Disability Services may be able to provide you with additional support.

Registering with Disability Services

Current students can start their registration with Disability Services by creating an online profile. This requires a valid UniKey login and password.

  1. Log in to Disability Services to create your profile.
  2. Obtain the required supporting documentation. This can be uploaded to your online profile, emailed to Disability Services, or brought with you to your consultation.
  3. Contact Disability Services to book your registration consultation with a Disability Officer. This will take around one hour.

If you have not yet received your UniKey login and password, you can still register by following steps 2 and 3.

If you’re having difficulties with the online system, or you can’t log in, please contact the ICT Helpdesk.

We also invite prospective students to arrange a 30-minute consultation with a Disability Officer to discuss options for support.

Supporting documentation

To complete your registration, you need to provide recent and legible medical documentation completed by your treating health professional using this Supporting Documentation Form (90KB PDF).

If you are requesting services due to a learning disability, we require a complete copy of the results of the psychometric testing used to diagnose the extent of your learning disability. This testing needs to have been conducted after you turned 17, as features of learning disabilities can change during childhood and adolescence. If required, a Disability Officer can refer you for psychometric testing at the University of Sydney Psychology Clinic.

If you are requesting services due to handwriting difficulties (unrelated to an obvious injury or congenital concern), we require a copy of the assessment results undertaken by an occupational therapist to diagnose the extent of your handwriting difficulty.

If other conditions exist alongside a learning disorder or handwriting difficulty, you will also need to provide a completed copy of the Supporting Documentation Form (90KB PDF).

Supporting Documentation form

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"Disability Services helped me by liaising with my lecturers to arrange for special provisions during exams and tests."