Disability Liaison Service


GOTAFE provides disability supports to students with the necessary support they need to access GOTAFE courses. If you feel you need support due to any of the following:

  • Physical disability
  • Mental health condition
  • Visual or hearing impairment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Learning disability
  • Medical or neurological condition

GOTAFE is committed to providing equal access to learning opportunities to all students with a disability through reasonable adjustments made in consultation with yourself and your teachers. When applying for courses please make contact with a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) as early as possible prior to enrolment or information sessions.

The DLO will consult and negotiate with yourself and your teachers the reasonable adjustments and overlay these into an Individual Support Plan (ISP). This is an evolving plan that is periodically reviewed to meet your access requirements determining further actions.

  • Assistance with your course application and enrolment.
  • Orientation to campus facilities.
  • Classroom participation assistances.
  • Tutorial assistance.
  • Adaptive technology, e.g. Text to Speech programs, JAWS for the blind, ergonomic chairs and computer accessories.
  • Alternative formatting.
  • Liaison with teachers/coordinators.
  • Assessment accommodations.

Other supports for on campus study are offered in the way of Medical Action Plans for students at risk or seizures, anaphylactic shock, diabetes and other life threatening medical conditions. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP) for students who have difficulty evacuating themselves independently from Institute facilities in the event of a threat of harm to persons.

Confidentiality

Whatever you discuss with a Disability Liaison Officer remains confidential except in situations where you or someone else is at significant risk of harm. Your permission will be required before information can be given to anyone else.

Please note: Resources are limited and may not be available to distance or off campus learners including training in the work place to check eligibility please contact a DLO nearest you for a consultation.

For further information or to contact a DLO at a campus nearest you please call 1300 GOTAFE (468 233).