Discourse March 2016

Welcome commencing and returning students

Census date

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

PACE Support for people with Panic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive & Eating Disorders


Julia Farr Youth Peer Support Network Meeting: for young adults living with disability

Welcome commencing and returning students.

Disabillity Services, part of the Student Engagement Unit, welcomes students to Study Period 2, 2016.

If you have a medical condition, disability or mental health condition, please take time to meet with a Disability Adviser on your campus.  To arrange an appointment ring Campus Central on toll free 1300 301 703, or call into Campus Centtral to make a time.  The link below takes you to the UniSA Disability Hub site, that will give you more information.

Disability Hub

Census date

Remember March 31.  That's the census date for Study Period 2. The census date is the date by which all your enrolments and financial arrangements must be finalised. If you are eligible, your fees will be deferred to your HECS-HELP. Once Census date has passed you are financially liable for enrolled courses and dropping these will result in a grade against the course.

The link below gives you more information on important dates.

Campus Central Enrolment FAQ's

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

PEEPs can be developed for you if you feel you may need assistance in the event of a building evacuation, due to the nature of your disability. To discuss further make an appointment to meet with the Disability Adviser on your campus. The link below will give you some information about the process.

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

PACE- Support for people with Panic Anxiety, Obessive Compulsive & Eating Disorders

PACE is a service for people who experience, Panic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive & Eating Disorders.  It is part of the services offered by Centacare. The link below outlines the various setrvices available to people who experience the mentioned conditions, and has the latest "Keeping Pace" newsletter.  One of the highlights being the development of an online support group for panic and anxiety.  There is also an insightful article by a University Professor who experienced a panic attack whilst being interviewed on national television.

Centrecare PACE program information


You could be part of a new initiative to enhance the participation of people with disabilities as contributors, leaders and decision makers in Fiji.  The Disability Empowerment Skills Exchange (DESE) pilot project will be implemented as a ‘roaming team’ of volunteers that will assist the capacity development of specified areas of need within multiple organisations in Fiji. DESE will support bilateral capacity development outcomes, assisting the personal and professional growth of participants from Australia, while empowering and transferring skills to people with disabilities in Fiji. Additionally the exchange will upskill and promote the capacity development of the families, staff and peak professional bodies that work with and for people with disabilities in the local context. See more at: Scope Global Volunteering Information

Position Vacant: Adelaide City Council's Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel, expressions of interest close 22 March:

Are you passionate about advancing the inclusion of people with a disability in the City of Adelaide? Do you want to have the opportunity to have direct input into the plans of Council and actually be listened to? Then look no further! Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from interested individuals to join the Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel.
Appointed members will continue the fantastic momentum gained from the previous Panel and will make their own mark as they provide expert advice to the administration of Council initiatives.
The Panel meets quarterly and we ask that individuals on the Panel commit to a minimum of a 2 year term. So if you live work or study in the ACC Local Government area and have a lived experience of disability whether personally or through a caring and support role or can demonstrate that you would bring strategic level advice to achieve the aims of Council’s Access and Inclusion Strategy, then we would love to hear from you!
Expressions of Interest close 22 March 2016.
For further information and to request an Expression of Interest form, contact Council's Social Planner Vesna Thon via email to  v.thon@adelaidecitycouncil.com or call  8203 7060


Julia Farr Youth Peer Support Network Meeting: for young adults living with disability

Featuring Guest Presenter: Rachael Leahcar

Julia Farr Youth is hosting a Peer Support Network meeting for young adults living with disability. The meeting will feature guest presenter The Voice finalist Rachael Leahcar who will share her journey into young adulthood.

A Peer Support Network is a group of young adults who catch up once a month to share knowledge, experiences and practical tips with each other. It is also a chance to make new friends and just hang out. 

You are invited to come along to meet other young adults living with disability, and to share with us what you would like to get out of a Peer Support Network. 

Date and Time
Monday 4 April 2016
Food and drinks will be provided. 


JFA Purple Orange, 104 Greenhill Road Unley SA
We are a short distance from Tramp Stop 1 Greenhill Road. Accessible parking is available on-site.

Registration and More Information
Please use the button below to register via Eventbrite. If you would like further information please contact Georgina Edwards on georginae@purpleorange.org.au or call (08) 8373 8333.