Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Disability Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 8th January 2018
Review Date 8th January 2021
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President
Approval Date 15th December 2017
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Unit Head Michelle Falconer
Senior Manager, Equity and Diversity
Enquiries Contact Michelle Falconer
Senior Manager, Equity and Diversity

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

11 June 2020 – Deleted redundant position title “Director, Equity and Diversity” and replaced with “Senior Manager, Equity and Diversity”.

22 March 2019 – removed embedded URLs and replaced with associated information placeholder URLs.

6 March 2019 – Deleted references to the redundant unit ‘Assessment and Graduation Unit’ and replaced with ‘Examinations’.

The Disability Policy has undergone a general update to ensure that the provisions reflect current University practice and comprehensively address our legal obligations to prevent disability discrimination. The updated policy now: - covers the University's new process for applying disability-related adjustments for students on placements, - includes students and staff with carer responsibilities, in line with the Carer Recognition Act (2010), - aligns with the University's new Workplace Flexibility Policy by matching the relevant definitions and examples of flexible working arrangements, - requires staff with disability requesting a workplace adjustment to provide documentation no more than six months old to help ensure the University is aware of the most current circumstances and recommended adjustments, - provides stricter privacy protections for student and staff's personal information, and - requires where there is a change in circumstances that the staff with an existing Reasonable Adjustment Plan and their supervisor contact the Equity & Diversity Unit to initiate a review of the Reasonable Adjustment Plan.

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