It is important for potential students, and especially those with disability, to start preparing as early as possible for tertiary education. The better prepared you are for tertiary education the more likely you will be able to cope with the new setting, enjoy the change, make stronger connections with new peers and educators, be successful in your studies, and achieve better results.
Early preparation can include career planning, choosing course and study options, understanding the requirements of post-secondary education and training, identifying the support you may need and knowing how to access this support.
If you are still in school, it is never too early to start planning. Some universities and TAFEs now work within schools, even primary schools, to help students with disability actively consider and prepare for post-secondary education or training. It can also be useful to understand the differences between school, university and TAFE course expectations and requirements.