To register with AccessAbility Services, you must provide current diagnostic evidence of your requirement for any reasonable academic adjustments and support. Adjustments will be based on the verified impacts of your condition or carer role, considering the Inherent Academic Requirements for your program. If documentation is provided that is not sufficiently comprehensive, you may only have access to limited supports.
A Health Practitioner Report (PDF 120KB) should be completed by an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) qualified professional (or equivalent in other countries). Alternatively, the same information as requested in the Health Practitioner Report can be provided on letterhead, dated and signed by the health professional.
The Guidelines below provide information on documentation needed if you have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disorder.
A Carer’s Documentation Form (PDF 160KB) should be completed by an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) qualified professional (or equivalent in other countries). Alternatively, the same information as requested in the Carer’s Documentation Form can be provided on letterhead, dated and signed by the health professional. A letter of confirmation from the Department of Human Services regarding your official carer status is also eligible.
Documentation will not be accepted if it is:
- More than six months old for variable health conditions
- A medical certificate with insufficient information
- From a professional who is a member of your family or where there is a personal or business relationship
- From a provider who is not a suitably qualified health professional
- From other institutions outlining prior educational adjustments (although this could be helpful in assessing your needs)
- Not signed or dated
- Not in English
Diagnostic reporting on temporary or variable conditions must be updated at intervals to be negotiated with the Ability Adviser.
Our Ability Advisers maintain confidentiality and privacy with respect to your documentation and information.
All documentation must provide details of specific impacts in a learning environment