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University’s Deaf and Hearing Impaired Student Support Program was recognised with the awarding of a Carrick Citation and a Carrick Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for Services Supporting Student Learning.

T h e U n i v e r s i t y h a s n u m e r o u s p o l i c i e s a n d p r o c e d u r e s t h a t h a v e d i r e c t a p p l i c a t i o n t o s e r v i c e p r o v i s i o n f o r p e o p l e w i t h d i s a b i l i t i e s , i n c l u d i n g :

  • Inclusive Practices for People with Disabilities

  • Harassment, Bullying & Discrimination Policy

  • Policy for Students with Disabilities

  • Assessment Policy

  • Alternative Assessment for Students with Disabilities

  • A Guide to Handling Complaints of Harassment, Bullying & Discrimination

  • Code of Conduct

  • Student Charter

Further details can be found on the University’s Equity Web Page at www.gu.edu.au/equity/home.html.

THIS DISABILITY ACTION PLAN Griffith University’s Disability Action Plan outlines areas in which strategies should be developed and implemented to improve access to and participation in education and employment for people with disabilities. The development of the framework for the new Plan has also taken into account two significant initiatives that relate to students.

The first of these is the recently ratified Disability Standards for Education 2005. The Standards are subordinate legislation to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (The Act or DDA). (http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/programmes_funding/forms_guidelines/disability_standards_for_education.htm). The Standards specify how education and training are to be made accessible to students with disabilities. The areas covered by the Standards include:

  • enrolment,

  • participation,

  • curriculum development, accreditation and delivery,

  • student support services and

  • elimination of harassment and victimisation.

For each of these areas, the Standards describe the rights and entitlements of students with disabilities, the legal obligations or responsibilities of educational authorities and providers and the measures that would be considered to be evidence of compliance with the legal obligation.

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final


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