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Support Services

Supporting you through your studies is a high priority for us. Here you will find useful information, contacts and resources that you will need to you set you up for success. 

Support Options

As a student, you can get access to our free counselling service at any time.

Find out more on your Student Wellbeing page

The Melbourne Campus Student Services staff can provide academic support for current and prospective students who have an impairment, injury, illness, or health condition, whether permanent or temporary, that impacts their capacity to study.

Student Services will work with you to develop a personalised action plan based on your needs so you can meet the inherent requirements of your course while maintaining as much academic independence as possible. Student Services can help you:

  • Organise accessible course materials and other specialised assistance

  • Liaise with course coordinators on your behalf

  • Make alternative arrangements for examinations and assessment, including extra time or the use of specialised equipment

  • Give advice on individual disability related matters

  • Assist you if you are dissatisfied with decisions made about disability-related arrangements and advise you about grievance resolution procedures

Please note that you will need to provide documents completed by a health professional that support your request for assistance. Health professionals include medical practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. To make an appointment to discuss your needs please contact Student Services.

Further information can be found in the Disability Policy and Disability Resource Pack

Confidentiality and Privacy

You do not need to tell us that you have a disability. However, if you require assessment and/or study adjustments or other support services you will be required to disclose

(a) that you have a disability and/or medical condition (without necessarily naming the disability/ condition), and

(b) you will need to describe its impact on your studies.

We understand the confidential nature of the information you may need to disclose in relation to your medical condition or disability, and we respect the privacy of that information. With your consent, we may advise other campus staff of the existence and nature of your disability or medical condition so they can assist in implementing any adjustments required.

We will not disclose information to any person outside the campus without specific written consent unless we are required by law to provide information.

Modified Arrangements for Assessment

We acknowledges that students may be academically disadvantaged when unforeseen circumstances such as illness impair their ability to complete their assessment tasks by or on the due date. The Assessment Policy sets out the process for applying for modified arrangements for assessment based on medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.

 

Need affordable massage or natural health services? You can get these services at our health Campus in Fitzroy.

For all Staff and Students they have $10 services in clinical myotherapy, relaxation and remedial massage, naturopathy, acupuncture and much more! Check this link out for more information and head over to visit Southern School of Natural Therapies: 

45 Victoria Street

Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Contact

Campus Counsellor 

Vanessa Bryden   

Email: vbryden@laureate.net.au