Find the information, services and support you need from Deakin’s Disability Resource Centre if disability, health or mental health affects your studies and participation in university life.
About our service
Deakin's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) promotes inclusion and access for people who experience disability and those with primary carer responsibilities. Together with a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO), you will work with the DRC to identify and seek any adjustments, services and recommendations that will assist the University in meeting your study needs.
This could include providing study materials and assessments in accessible formats, assistive technology, access to academic support workers, helping to communicate your needs to academic staff and more.
View examples of conditions, disabilities and situations which may impact a student’s ability to study and benefit from DRC support.
Learn how to request support from the DRC, including what supporting documentation is needed.
View the range of available support that the DRC can provide.
Find answers to commonly asked questions and links to additional resources available to students.
Find information and support for staff members working with students with disability.
Learn about the responsibilities of students and Unit Chairs in implementing recommended educational adjustments.
Deakin's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (2021–2025) describes the steps the University will take to be as accessible and inclusive as possible.
The University manages personal information and health information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic.).
The information provided on the Disability Registration Form and all attached supporting documentation will be used by the DRC to process your registration, to determine and manage the provision of services to you. You’ll be asked to agree to a privacy collection statement during the request support process.
You are not obliged to share or disclose a disability or medical condition to the University. We accept that some students will choose to not disclose their disability, health or mental health condition for personal reasons.
There are several considerations when deciding to disclose or not.
- If you do choose to tell the University about your disability and the impacts on your study, we may be able to provide you with some useful support services. We receive government funding to do this, and we can't provide services unless we know what you need.
- Even if you do not need support services, disclosing your disability in your enrolment details also helps us develop accurate statistics about students with disability at university.
See the students' Rights and Responsibilities page. Another useful resource for students and staff with disability is the ADCET factsheet Rights and Responsibilities of Staff and Students.