If you have a disability or an ongoing health condition, and as a result need additional support or accessibility provisions, you can register with Macquarie’s Disability Services.
To register, you need to complete an application form, provide specific documentation about the impact your health condition has on your studies, and meet with a disability advisor from Campus Wellbeing.
After you register, we develop an Individual Education Access Plan (IEAP) for you and implement 'reasonable adjustments'. These adjustments are changes to the learning environment/situation, so that you have equitable access to subject content and testing.
To register you must:
- have a Macquarie University Student ID
- be a currently enrolled student or,
- be a prospective student who has accepted their offer and intends to enrol in the next available session.
Any student may register if they satisfy the above criteria, regardless of study mode (on campus/distance) or study load (part time/full time).
Registration steps in detail
You can register at any time during your studies, but registration should be completed as soon as possible, so that the University has time to implement the required supports.
Supports cannot be implemented retrospectively. We suggest that you register at least two weeks prior to the start of session.
Steps to register:
- Have your Health Practitioner complete a Health Practitioners Report (PDF download).
- Complete the registration form (login required)You will be contacted by Campus Wellbeing to arrange a Disability Assessment and confirm any other details.
- Attend a disability assessment
- Follow any directions given by your disability advisor and your IEAP.
University policy and legislative requirements
For information regarding how the University handles health information, please see the Privacy Framework.
Each IEAP is different, as they are based on the specific circumstances & heath situation of a student. Reasonable adjustments may or may not apply to a particular IEAP, but the following is a list of adjustments that can be provided where appropriate.
Area where support is required
Examples of reasonable adjustments
Provision of a computer rather than writing by hand
Use of a scribe
Allowance of food and beverages
Extended exam time
Location moved to a quiet room to decrease anxiety
Information in varied formats (e.g. audio books, online)
Need more help?
Phone: (02) 9850 7497
Level 2, 16 Wally's Walk
North Ryde NSW 2109
Opening Hours; Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 5:30pm (excluding public holidays)