Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and a summary of the changes from the previous version of the document. Please note that the Unit Head listed on this page is the current owner of this policy and may not reflect the University position/staff member who owned this policy at the time of publication.

Disability Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 14th March 2024 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 14th March 2027 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th March 2024 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Unit Head Michelle Falconer
Director, Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Michelle Falconer
Director, Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The policy length has been reduced by restructuring, removing procedural information and reducing repetition by combining content relevant to both students and staff with disability. Other amendments include:
- a greater focus on digital accessibility
- clarifying the University's responsibilities
- outlining commitment to continuous improvement in relation to accessibility
- reflect the changed responsibility within the University structure for Workplace Reasonable Adjustment Plans.

The policy has also been updated to align with current language used both within the sector and the University, including a change to the name of the following documents - Academic Reasonable Adjustment Plan (previously Academic Integration Plan), Placement Reasonable Adjustment Plan (previously Placement Integration Plan) and Workplace Reasonable Adjustment Plan (previously Reasonable Adjustment Plan).

This Policy has been proposed to be included under a new Head Policy - Diversity, Inclusion, Respect and Equal Opportunity as a recommendation of the Policy Refresh Project. This will be considered at the next review.

Clauses Amended:Policy: All
Guidelines: All
Procedures: All