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Supporting staff and students with disabilities

Did you know that less than 6% of disabilities are visible?  That means that you may not even be aware that your student or staff member has a disability.  What do you do if you think a student or staff member has a disability, but has not declared it?

The University would like to provide more support for supervisors or academic staff who are struggling to assist their staff or students with disabilities. Senior HR Advisors, Disability Advisors and Equal Opportunity staff have come together to present two courses which will be run in early February:

Supporting your Staff with Disabilities


Supporting your Students with disabilities.

The workshops will cover the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, including the concepts of Reasonable Adjustment, Inherent Requirements, Unjustifiable Hardship, Discrimination and Victimisation.

We will use an interactive discussion format that will seek to broaden participants’ knowledge of the possibilities for making adjustments to an employee’s work arrangements or work environment (in the case of staff with disabilities) or to a student’s study arrangements or study environments, by exploring different ways to assist people with disabilities. The courses will provide a space to explore difficulties and challenges, as well as to share best practice examples of supports.

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace   

Flinders continues to be recognised as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, being recently reaccredited until October 2016 - this means we are continuing to display leadership by maintaining a supportive environment for breastfeeding women in the workplace.

Racism. It Stops with Me.

Flinders has signed up to the National 'Racism. It Stops with Me' campaign coordinated by the Australian Human Rights Commission.                              

Please contact equal.opportunity@flinders.edu.au with your suggestions for activities or to find out more about activites supporting the Flinders pledge.


EO Online

Flinders has purchased an online equal opportunity training program that is specifically designed for higher education employees.  To access the course http://eoonline.uow.edu.au/

Please email equal.opportunity@flinders.edu.au if you have any problems.


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