Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021–2025 guides our approach to disability across the University, and aims to better the student and staff experience through the themes of education and employability, digital delivery and innovation and partnerships.
Download the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021–2025 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Creating employment opportunities for people with disability
At Deakin, we strive to develop and promote opportunities for people with disability to establish successful education and employment pathways.
We’re proud to host the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), which ensures people with disability aged 18–64 have equitable access to tertiary education and employment opportunities. Based in the Western Melbourne region, the NDCO improves linkages between schools, tertiary education providers, employment service providers and providers of disability programs to encourage people with a disability to transition from education onto employment and contribute to their local community.
You can find out more about the program on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and NDCO Victoria websites.
Deakin partners with GradWISE to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury. GradWISE complements existing support provided by the University by offering a customised coaching program in a one-on-one setting. Its aim is to give graduating students skills and experience to find the perfect graduate role.
If you are a Deakin graduate living with a disability, illness or injury, GradWISE will work with you, and its pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment.