Revision Date: 08/08/2023 by Charter Australia
Purpose and Scope
This policy outlines the commitment of Charter Australia to ensure that individuals with a disability can access, participate in, and achieve their learning goals within our training environment. This policy aligns with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005. We are committed to treating every individual with fairness and respect, whilst also being transparent about the limitations of our resources.
While Charter Australia aims to provide equal opportunity for all students, we acknowledge our limitations in supporting individuals with certain disabilities due to resource constraints.
- Disability: As defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, which can include physical, mental, intellectual, sensory, or psychiatric impairments.
- Reasonable Adjustment: a measure or action taken to assist a student with a disability to participate in education and training on the same basis as other students.
- At the enrolment stage, prospective students are requested to inform Charter Australia of any disabilities.
- Based on the disclosed information, we will assess our capacity to support the student's needs. If we determine that we cannot provide the necessary support, we will inform the student promptly.
Access and Participation
We commit to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary and feasible, to ensure that students with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in and complete their training.
Training and Awareness
Confidentiality and Disclosure
- Any information regarding a student's disability is treated with confidentiality and will only be accessed by authorised staff members for the purpose of determining our ability to provide support.
- Disclosure of disability by students is voluntary but strongly encouraged to ensure clarity on the level of support we can provide.
Feedback and Concerns
- Feedback regarding this policy or any related matters is always welcomed.
- If students or prospective students have concerns or issues related to this policy, they are encouraged to contact the Education Manager for further discussion.
- All staff members are responsible for upholding the values outlined in this policy and for ensuring that prospective students are treated with understanding and respect.
- The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the enrolment process concerning students with disabilities and for addressing any related concerns.