Getting started and registering

If you need adjustments to make the most of your education at UOW, contact us.

Step 1 - Decide if you can register

Student Accessibility and Inclusion is open to UOW students experiencing:

  • Mental health conditions
  • Vision impairment, hearing impairment and other sensory disabilities
  • Medical conditions and chronic illness and pain
  • Injuries and physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Neurological disabilities and acquired brain injuries
  • Temporary disabilities

If you are the sole carer for a person with a disability, please register to discuss options we may be able to assist with.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you require study adjustments or assistance. Providing information late can impact our capacity to implement an Access Plan that is in place in time for your studies or exams. 

Step 2 - How to register

To register for the Student Accessibility and Inclusion (SAI) service complete the online SAI registration form.

You will be required to provide supporting documentation (PDF) when you register. 

If you do not have supporting documentation ready, please discuss this with your case manager at your initial consultation (see Step 3).

If you have trouble registering, please contact our team at: student-access@uow.edu.au

Step 3 - Prepare for your initial consultation

Once you have registered, we will be in touch by email within two business days, to advise who your SAI Case Manager is and how to book an appointment with them through the UOW Access Portal.

Disclosure

We understand disclosing a disability or health condition can be challenging and is a personal choice. We want you to know that the Student Accessibility and Inclusion Team has one goal - to help you thrive while you study at UOW. We do it in a confidential and supportive way.

If you are unsure about the benefits of disclosure at any point in your study program, including enrolment, you can contact us, a Student Support Advisor, or the Counselling Service for confidential information and advice.

For more information on disclosure and choosing the right path for you, refer to information developed by the National Disability Co-ordination Officer Program.

Privacy

UOW uses a third party provider Symplicity under contractual agreement for the collection and management of information through the UOW Access Portal. UOW remains committed to protecting your privacy.  Further information can be found on UOW’s privacy page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of the UOW Access Portal, please email student-access@uow.edu.au.