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Disability Practitioners - your most important contact

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 a disability or medical condition.

Some of the primary responsibilities of a DP include:

  • organising reasonable adjustments through an Access Plan or other internal arrangements
  • referring to relevant support and learning services
  • working to promote both students and the education provider’s interests
  • educating, promoting and informing staff and others about equity issues
  • coordinating and facilitating support service staff

Top tip: Make contact with your Disability Practitioner 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.