Disability services

Deakin's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) supports the University to be more inclusive, and provides reasonable adjustments for students when the impacts of a disability, health or mental health condition affects their full participation in university life.


If you are a student with a temporary or permanent disability, health or mental health condition, or have a carer responsibility, the DRC staff are available to meet with you to discuss the support you may need for your study.

Together with a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO), we will work with you to identify any adjustments, services and recommendations that will assist the University to meet your study needs.

Access Plan

Inclusive teaching and learning practice is a priority at Deakin, so your needs may already be met in your chosen studies. If adjustments are required, an Access Plan can be developed in consultation with you.

Deakin aims to find the best ways in which to support you in your studies. An Access Plan outlines strategies and adjustments that may be required to allow full and equitable participation in your course.

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of the services available.

Accessible study materials

Study materials in accessible formats, textbooks in electronic format, or captioning of audio visual material can be arranged.

Equitable assessments

You may need adjustments for assessment tasks to ensure you have the same opportunity to demonstrate your learning as other students. Where appropriate, exam adjustments such as more writing time, rest breaks or the use of a computer can be arranged.

Academic support workers

Deakin staff can help you with note taking, tasks on field trips, in laboratories or on placement. Auslan interpreters can also be booked for classes.

Library loans and services

The University Library may offer extended borrowing or physical assistance if applicable.

Assistive technology

The DRC can give advice on assistive technology and training. Deakin's software library includes accessibility software that converts text to speech, provides screen magnification and assists with note taking. The University Library also has specific rooms equipped with assistive technology.

Disability support

Deakin's DRC promotes inclusion and access. The DRC supports the Deakin community to be more inclusive of, and provide reasonable adjustments for, students when the impacts of an ongoing or temporary disability, health or mental health condition affect their access to education.

Further information about disability support can be found on the Deakin students site's DRC page, such as:

  • Campus access and parking
  • Requesting support from the DRC
  • What forms and documentation is needed for support
  • Types of support available
  • Disability information for staff.

Contact us

Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
+61 3 9244 6255
Email the DRC

Burwood: Building B, Level 1, Room 103
Waurn Ponds: Building J, Level 2
Waterfront: John Hay Building, Level 2
Warrnambool: Building B, Lower level