Rights & responsibilities
The University of South Australia is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities, mental health or medical conditions in Higher Education. The University has established the Policy for Students with disabilities (Policy No. C-7.4) to support this.
The rights of all students with disabilities to study in an environment with appropriate access to services and support and free of harassment is outlined in the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards in Education (2005).
Advocacy and Complaints
In the first instance students who feel they have been unfairly treated should usually discuss the matter with the person involved, given that they feel comfortable to do so. In the event that students are not able to resolve the problem or access issue they should follow the complaints resolution procedures outlined in the University Policy C-17.3. In some situations such as concerns regarding illegal discrimination, students may chose to raise the matter with an advocacy or complaints service in the first instance. Students can contact an advocacy or complaints service such as those listed below for support if they are not satisfied with the outcome or want assistance handling their concern.
- Advocates from the University of South Australia Student Association (USASA) have particular expertise in the areas of academic and educational complaints and the implementation of the rights of students.
- UniSA Student Ombud deals with situations of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
- Australian Human Rights Commission is a Commonwealth body responsible for human rights and discrimination issues.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College