Announcement
Announcement

Accessibility and Disability

Accessibility and Disability

We understand that every student has individual needs that may impact their ability to study, and we are committed to supporting students who have a disability.

This includes students who:

  • Are blind or vision impaired?
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing?
  • Have a chronic medical condition, (e.g. lupus, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, cancer)
  • Have a physical disability or difficulties with mobility or with fine motor skills.
  • Have an intellectual disability.
  • Have a mental illness.
  • Have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Have an acquired brain injury.
  • Have difficulties with learning including ADHD or dyslexia.

Even if you feel that you do not need assistance it is recommended that you meet with one of our team for a chat about the support available. Although it is always best to contact a Teacher Consultant before you enrol, you can do this at any time during your course.

Appointments with Teacher Consultants are free, and the information provided is confidential.

 We will you make the most of your ability

Starting a student journey is already a huge commitment and HIC is committed to helping you through your journey by supporting you with your needs.

By letting us know about your support needs we will be able to help you get the right support from the beginning of your course.

A Teacher Consultant will need to verify at your first appointment that you are eligible for a fee exemption, so you should take documentation from a medical professional, rehabilitation consultant or your school that confirms you have support needs.

Remember, if you are not sure about any of this, please ask us by email: support@hillshire.edu.au or call us.

How Can HIC Help?

Our staff, teachers and Consultant will assist you with a range of support services which may be but are not limited to

  • Guidance on choosing the course and program of study best for you
  • Assistance with enrolling
  • Assistance with fee exemption applications
  • Development of an individual support plan, including identifying classroom support and assessment modifications that will suit you best
  • Providing access to learner support, sign language interpreters, note-takers, or disability assistants
  • Assistance accessing ergonomic equipment and assistive technology
  • Assistance with Read Write – a software program that supports people with dyslexia, and those who need help with reading, writing and spelling
  • Information on how your teachers will plan, deliver, and assess your training while considering your particular needs
  • Modifying assessment and exam conditions
  • Mobility orientation
  • Developing health care plans for life-threatening conditions

Why it’s important to tell us about your needs when you enrol?

Three reasons why you should let us know you need support:

  1. Our support services are free and confidential and available to both enrolled and prospective students.
  2. You’ll get the right support to achieve study success from the very start.
  3. We will respect your privacy.

What do I do next?

You can call us or email us and ask to speak to a Teacher Consultant or make an appointment to meet before you enrol.