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Disability Access and Inclusion

ECU is committed to ensuring that students, staff and community members with a disability and/or health condition have equal opportunities to access, engage and participate in all levels of our university.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

ECU’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2016-2021 articulates a number of strategies to guide the University’s disability access and inclusion activities over five years.

The DAIP 2016-2021 is available in alternative formats on request to sgscadmin@ecu.edu.au. Organisational changes since 2016 have changed the titles of a number of responsible parties, and the DAIP was updated to reflect these in October 2018 and November 2019. The strategies and indicators have remained consistent.

The Disability Access & Inclusion Sub-committee

The Disability Access & Inclusion Sub-committee meet quarterly to advise the University, through the Equity Committee, on services and facilities for people with disability. The Sub-committee assists in developing and monitoring annual implementation of ECU’s DAIP and in promoting matters that contribute to the access and inclusion of people with a disability.

Australian Network on Disability

As of 2020 ECU is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). To find out more information about AND, you can visit the AND website.

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Accessible maps

The University's access and mobility maps help people make informed choices about safe and accessible routes to and from, and within, our campuses.

For alternative map formats please refer to Campus Maps. If you have any accessibility concerns on campus, please contact equity@ecu.edu.au.

Support and resources

On campus

ECU acknowledges the quality and experience in our diverse staff. We recognise the benefits for the recruitment, retention, innovation, collaboration and productivity of staff in an environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity. We are committed to continuing to improve inclusive environment for prospective and current staff with a disability and/or health conditions.

Staff who require adjustments to their workplace or tasks, due to their disability or health condition, should talk to their manager or supervisor in the first instance.  Human Resources (HR) Business Partners or Advisors are available to discuss further needs and required support. To find the HR Business Partner or Advisor assigned to your school/centre visit the HR contact webpage.

Resources for staff with disabilities or health conditions

Resources and support

HR Service Centre

Health and Safety Team

Employee Assistance Program

Equity Project Officers

Digital Support

ECU is committed to ensuring that students with a disability and/or health condition have equal opportunities to not only access but excel at university.

Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service

Students with a disability, injury or health condition that may impact their studies are encouraged to make contact with ECU's Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service. The service develops individualised Learning and Assessment Plans for eligible students to minimise the impact on their studies.

ECU Equity, Diversity and Disability Service Blackboard site houses information and resources for students with a permanent or temporary disability relating to a range of strategies to manage their studies. To access these resources, visit Blackboard.

ECU Disability Collective

ECU’s Disability Collective exists to serve the interests of ECU students with disabilities, both hidden and visible. It aims to bring together students with physical, psychological, sensory and intellectual disabilities who are looking to improve accessibility on campus, to educate themselves and others about disability, and to be a part of a safe and friendly network.

Resources for students with disabilities or health conditions

Resources and support

Equity, Diversity and Disability Service

Equity Project Officers

Accessible Events

For guidance of how to make your events more accessible check out ECU’s Accessible Events Checklist under downloads.

Please contact the Equity Projects Team at equity@ecu.edu.au or on (08) 6304 6170 for further information or support.

Preparing to learn off campus

As ECU moves to delivering more units and courses online, we are committed to ensuring that no student is disadvantaged. ECU will continue to provide support for students with diverse study needs, particularly students with a permanent or temporary disability or medical condition which may impact on their studies.

Off campus

In addition to the internal resources and supports listed above and on the equity resources and support page, you can see a list of key disability related services below.

For more information about resources and supports available for people with disabilities or medical conditions, you can contact the Equity Projects Team by emailing equity@ecu.edu.au or calling (08) 6304 6170.

Youth Disability Advocacy Network Inc. (YDAN)

YDAN is a leading advocacy organisation and the peak representative body in Western Australia for young people with disabilities.  YDAN is dedicated to helping people in the community develop their knowledge and skills when it comes to working with people with disabilities. Their services include workshops, audits and advocacy  through community engagement, lobbying, campaigning and direct action.

Australian Disability Clearing House on Education and Training (ADCET)

In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.

People with Disability Australia (PWDA)

PWDA is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability. PWDA have a vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, belonging, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are recognised, respected and celebrated with pride.

People with Disabilities Western Australia (PWdWA)

PWdWA provides non-legal advocacy to people with disabilities. Advocacy is the process of standing alongside individuals to ensure that people are able to speak out, to express their views and uphold their rights. PWdWA advocacy services are available to any person with a disability. You do not have to be a member to access advocacy.


We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which ECU's campuses stand and programs operate.

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