Student support services

Disability support

The universities that provide courses through OUA offer alternative format study materials to support students with a disability, including:

How to get support

To get the support you need to study online through OUA, it's important to nominate that you require assistance when enrolling. It's also important that you allow plenty of time to have your alternative format study materials and arrangements organised. To do this:

*If you require the paper enrolment form please get in touch with the OUA Disability Contact Officer by email at:

Arranging your exams

You can apply to have your special needs accommodated when sitting a supervised exam by contacting the disability officer at the university that provides your unit(s). You can find details for the disability officers at each of the OUA provider universities below.

How to apply for alternative exam arrangements

If you need to have any changes made to your exam arrangements you can apply for what's called an Alternative Assessment Arrangement (AAA).

As part of your AAA application, the university responsible for providing your course or unit will ask you to complete a Medical Evidence Form (PDF) with supporting evidence from a recognised practitioner and send these to the provider disability support services. The disability officers will then work with you to decide what arrangements can be made and will liaise with OUA Exam Services to make sure that your requirements are met.

Provider disability contacts

To learn more about alternative format materials and other disability support services, you can contact your course or unit provider directly using the details below.

Australian Catholic University
Equity and Disability Unit
Tel: +61 7 3623 7377

Charles Darwin University
Office of Student Administration and Equity Services

Tel: +61 8 8946 6288
Fax: +61 8 8946 6654

Curtin University
Disability Services

Tel: +61 8 9266 7850

Griffith University
Tel: +61 7 3382 1159
Fax: +61 7 3382 1103

La Trobe University
Equality and Diversity Centre

Tel: +61 3 9479 2900

Macquarie University
Disability Support Unit

Tel: +61 2 9850 7497
Fax: +61 2 9850 6063

Murdoch University
OUA Liaison Team

Tel: (08) 9360 6084
Fax: (08) 9360 6084

RMIT University
Equitable Learning Services

Tel: +61 3 9925 1089

Swinburne University
AccessAbility Services

Tel: +61 3 9214 8513 (Mon-Thurs)

University of New England
Student Disability Support

Tel: +61 2 6773 2897
Fax: +61 2 6773 4400

University of South Australia
Disability Services

Tel: 1300 657 122 or +61 8 8302 2330
Fax: +61 8 8302 2363

University of Western Australia
UniAcess - UWA's Disability Office

Tel: +61 8 6488 2423
Fax: +61 8 6488 1119

OUA Disability Contact Officer

You can get in touch with the OUA Disability Contact Officer by email: