How do I register?
Once you have decided to tell RMIT about your disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and you have checked the eligibilty criteria, you can register to our service by following the steps below.
How do I register?
There are four steps you'll need to take to register:
- Complete the Registration/Confidentiality form (DOCX)
- a) Complete the Supporting Documentation Form (be aware: your health professional will need to complete part of this form) or,
b) Complete the Carer Supporting Documentation form (DOCX) if you are the primary carer of a person with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and wish to organise ELS support
- Submit the completed forms to us in person at your appointment.
- Request an appointment with an Equitable Adjustment Advisor
Note: if you are a student from Singapore, please also fill out the Singapore Student Background Information Form (DOCX) and email your application to the address provided on this form.
What happens next?
After you have met with a Equitable Adjustment advisor and you have registered with our service, we will:
- email your Equitable Learning Plan (the document we discussed at your appointment) to you.
- email your Equitable Learning Plan to your school.
- ensure that any assistance required with exams (Equitable Assessment Arrangements) is communicated to the Exams, Awards and Graduations area.
Here is what you will have to do:
- read your Equitable Learning Plan, and get to know it well
- email your Equitable Learning Plan to new teaching staff throughout the academic year. Remember to do this in second semester too.
- ensure that your Equitable Learning Plan is working. If you are concerned about how your Equitable Learning Plan is being implemented, speak to your teaching staff first. If your Equitable Learning Plan isn’t being followed, contact us immediately
If you require Enabling Assistance (e.g. a notetaker or Auslan interpreter), complete the Exam and Test Enabling Staff booking form (DOCX) and email the form to the address provided at least five working days before assistance is required. If you need to cancel the assistance at any time, please refer to the Enabling Assistance Student Handbook (DOCX).
Information for returning students
If you are a returning student with a temporary condition you will need to re-register at the beginning of each academic year if you want reasonable adjustments to be put in place. Please check the expiry date on your Equitable Learning Plan.
There might be some circumstances where you need to review your reasonable adjustments, such as:
- if you have changed programs, or if there is something new happening in your program
- if the impact of your disability or health condition has changed.
When you register with Equitable Learning Services (ELS), you will be asked to complete a confidentiality form. This allows us to share relevant information about the impact of your disability to other relevant staff at RMIT. However, we will not disclose your disability unless you have given permission.
All staff at RMIT must treat your personal information confidentially and respectfully.
RMIT staff are subject to the Information Privacy Act 2000 and the Health Records Act 2001.