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Thinking of enrolling in a course at Box Hill Institute? Do you feel you might need help with your studies due to any of the following:

  • physical disability
  • visual or hearing impairment
  • mental health condition
  • learning disability
  • intellectual disability
  • medical or neurological condition

The Institute is committed to providing equal access to learning opportunities for any students with a disability and ensuring that reasonable adjustments are made through consultation and negotiation.

You can discuss your needs with your course coordinator on or prior to enrolment or contact the Disability Liaison Service (DLS) for advice and assistance.

It is important to make contact early so arrangements are put in place as soon as possible. Documentary evidence of disability may be required to support your request for assistance.

The DLS staff will consult and negotiate an individualised Learning Support Plan (LSP) with eligible students outlining reasonable adjustments. The LSP is periodically reviewed to help students take part in their studies as effectively and independently as possible. The services provided will vary according to the needs of each student and the course requirements.

Examples of services include:

  • liaison with teachers
  • alternative formatting of class materials
  • assessment accommodations
  • access to software and technology that enhances learning
  • learning support in or out of class
  • referral to other support services, e.g. counselling and welfare
  • Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreters

The DLS also works with teachers and other support services to help students with learning difficulties or general health issues which would otherwise block successful completion of their studies.

How do I make contact?

You can call Student Life on 9286 9891 to arrange an appointment. Offices are open from 8.30am to 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. We are located on the Elgar Campus E3.G56, next to the cafeteria. You can also email dls@boxhill.edu.au.