To access Disability Services students need to provide current supporting documentation from their doctor or treating health practitioner. A specialised report is required for Spectrum Disorders (see details below). For other conditions or disabilites it is preferred that the documentation is provided using the Treating Practitioner Form on the Disability Service Registration page.
A treating practitioner can include a doctor, as well as a psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dentist or other registered allied health professional. The documentation will be used to verify disability and provide the Disability Adviser with relevant and useful information in assessing appropriate study adjustments or accommodations.
Primary carers of a person with disabilities who have daily care needs can register by providing evidence of their carer role.
Spectrum disorders are diagnosed using specialist diagnostic assessment. Practitioners who specialise in the assessment of spectrum disorders include:
- speech pathologists
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
A diagnostic clinical assessment report must be provided. The report should have been completed post age 11 (ie 12 yrs or older) and should provide a clear diagnosis.
Specific Learning Disability
A diagnostic clinical assessment report must be provided. Psychometric educational assessment should be undertaken by a qualified clinical psychologist or speech pathologist.
- The report should have been completed post age 11. (ie 12 yrs or older)
- The report should provide diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability.
Students with no formal diagnosis or older reports can be referred for assessment at the student's expense.
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