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Health Conditions and Disabilities

Students with disabilities and health conditions add to the diversity of our University community. This broadens our understanding and appreciation for the contributions of each individual.

Disability Services provide leadership and guidance regarding accommodations and access, which requires a collaborative relationship among all members of the university community.

New Students

Students requiring access adjustments for their study program must have their health professional complete the Access to Assistance for Students with Disabilities/Health Condition (PDF 90.3 KB) form before making an appointment. This form includes the Health Practitioner’s Report.

Please complete the online UTAS Accessibility Services Intake Form and upload the Health Practitioner’s Report.

If the information required is complete, the Student Wellbeing Officer will make contact with the applicant to progress an appointment with a Disability Advisor. This will be done via email and will include a link to the University Appointment Hub.

Existing Students

The Access Student Portal is available for students who have a current Learning Access Plan.

Within the Access Student Portal, students are able to:

  • View their Learning Access Plan
  • Request minor changes to their Learning Access Plan if required


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Accessibility Services on 1800 817 675 or via email

Helpful Documents

The following information may be useful for you to get access to support:

Alternative Exam Arrangement Guide (PDF)

Alternative Exam Arrangement Guide (Word)

LAP Information Guide (PDF)

LAP Information Guide (Word)

Distributing your LAP Guide (PDF)

Distributing your LAP Guide (Word)

Guidelines and Arrangements for Students who are Primary Carers (Word)

Did you know that USEP can give you personalised career planning?

USEP (UniSpecialist Employment Partnerships) is a partnership between the University of Tasmania, the National Disability Coordination Officer Program and Maxima to provide a specialist employment service for students with disability or an on-going health condition (inclusive of mental health).

This service is available to final year students, post-graduate and recent graduates. This service can help you to explore personalised career planning and how to improve your chances of getting you in front of employers. The UniSpecialist Employment Partnerships (USEP) are focused on graduate placements relevant to your area of study and career goals.

To book in to see one of our USEP consultants go to Appointment Hub (look for Disability Employment Support – USEP under Appointments). Appointments are available via phone or Skype as well as in person.