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Disability services

TAFE Queensland South West is committed to providing an inclusive environment to students who identify with a disability undertaking mainstream vocational education and training, enabling students with disabilities to participate equitably in their study at TAFE.

Disabilities are broadly defined as arising from any sensory, physical, psychiatric, or neurological condition, including learning disabilities and any person with a disability, whether it is permanent or temporary, is eligible for this service.

Our Disability Support team provides training support for students with a disability to:

  • gain skills to enter the workforce and
  • gain higher levels of qualification.

We can:

  • arrange for reasonable adjustment to students' learning and assessment needs
  • liaise with and support institute staff and other key people to improve the student's learning experience.

The Disability Services Officer is the initial point of contact for students with disabilities. Support is negotiated on an individual basis dependent on the impacts of the disability on learning.

This should be done as soon as possible, preferably before enrolment to ensure informed decisions on appropriate programs and to give sufficient time for support to be arranged. Students do not have to disclose their disability to Disability Services, but if they think support will be required, disclosure is necessary.

*Students still attending school are required to be supported by their respective schools.