Known under many titles (e.g. Disability Services Officer, Equity Support Officer, Disability Liaison Officer) a DP is a person employed by a post-secondary education provider to provide support, assistance and information for students with disability/medical condition.
Some of the primary responsibilities of a DP include:
- organise and administer support services
- work to promote both students and the education provider’s interests
- educate, promote and inform staff and others about equity issues
- coordinate and facilitate support service staff
It is recommended that you make contact with your post-secondary education provider’s DP as early as possible. This will involve disclosing your disability and the effects of this on your study. Disclosure is a personal decision, but there are many advantages to disclosing. Click here to find more information about disclosing your disability.
You may need to have a Health Practitioner Report completed before you see the disability practitioner.