Kangan Institute's Disability Support Service provides learning support if you have a disability.
We are here to help you enjoy your time at Kangan Institute as a student, and to make it as easy as possible for you to complete your course.
The following services are available at all campuses:
Assistance with Applying for Courses
You might need:
- assistance with filling out forms
- referral to other services
- communication assistance for selection interviews
- a scribe for selection interviews or tests.
Direct Learning Support
Services we might be able to provide once you are enrolled at Kangan Institute include:
- participation assistance
- sign language interpreters
- study skills support
Support for Negotiating Alternative Assessment*
We may be able to negotiate:
- extended time for exams
- oral instead of written assessment
- scribes for written tests
- modified assessment
*An appointment must be made with a Disability Liaison Officer to discuss arrangements for alternate assessment.
Information and Referral Service
The Disability Liaison Officers can refer students to other relevant services within Kangan Institute.
They can also provide information about other agencies and services for people with a disability. You can also find out about such services online:
The Disability Liaison Officers are available for students with a disability who need advocacy support in communicating their needs to other Kangan Institute staff or external agencies.
Specialised Study Materials
Check with Disability Support to see what is available. For example, you might need:
- ergonomic chairs/footrests/document holders
- Zoomtext software
- large keyboard
e-Learning Solutions to Support Students with a Disability
AccessApps provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties.
Please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) to speak with a disability liaison officer.
Am I Eligible?
At Kangan Institute, we define disability as:
- A permanent, temporary or episodic disability that is attributable to a:
- medical condition
- psychiatric condition
- sensory, physical, cognitive or learning impairment (eg dyslexia)
Or, it might be a combination of conditions that result in:
- a reduced ability to access educational services provided by Kangan Institute
- a need for support to overcome these barriers
To be eligible for learning support you must provide evidence of your disability. This could be a Disability Pension Card, a document that confirms your medical condition, or a recent learning assessment.
How do I Contact Disability Support?
Before you contact us, please find out as much as possible about what support you might need to study your preferred course. Please bring reports or information that will assist us with assessing and planning your learning support needs.
For further information or to make an appointment please contact a Disability Liaison Officer on 13 TAFE (13 8233).
NOTE: Kangan Institute provides a range of support services for those of you undertaking government-subsidised courses. Support for those of you undertaking other courses - such as short courses or fee-for-service courses - will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Application Forms and Information Sheets
These can be posted to you on request and are also available at any campus. Or download: