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Disability Support

At IHM, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive educational space where respect, dignity, and student rights are paramount. Our approach ensures everyone has fair access to learning opportunities, safeguarding their privacy. Students are invited to share any disabilities or special requirements as early as possible in their academic journey. This transparency helps us provide the most effective support, tailored to each individual’s needs while maintaining utmost confidentiality.

Our partnership with a specialised Disability Support Centre amplifies our commitment. This centre champions accessibility, offering bespoke services for those impacted by disabilities, health, or mental health challenges. IHM staff are trained to guide students to this supportive environment, where detailed discussions and personalised planning take place, ensuring every student’s unique needs are met and their educational experience is enriched.

At IHM, our goal is to dismantle barriers that students with disabilities encounter in higher education. We’re dedicated to enhancing participation, retention, and success for these students, with a strong focus on accessible learning environments. Our approach is not just about meeting needs; it’s about actively improving experiences and outcomes, ensuring all students have equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in their academic pursuits. This commitment reflects our core values of inclusivity and educational equality.

Accessibility of Learning and Teaching Materials

  • The online course delivery methods chosen for some IHM courses provide many advantages in terms of overcoming barriers to participation in study.
  • In the case of students with a physical disability or other special needs, travelling to a physical location can add additional barriers and we avoid this by teaching them online.
  • However, there are still specific measures needed to provide access for students with special needs.
  • IHM will provide information and resources regarding screen reading, voice recognition software and other adaptive technologies and techniques that can enable study.
  • IHM will ensure that on campus students have access to support facilities and support is available to all students.
  • Course materials can be modified to individual student needs.

Support Services for Students with Special Needs

  • The Student Support and Disability Policies assure a variety of services to assist students with special needs.
  • Should a student, who has special needs, apply to participate in a course of study at IHM, reasonable steps will be taken to enable participation.
  • Reasonable steps may include:
    • The use of adaptive/assistive technology
    • Educational support
    • Alternative assessment methods
    • Extra time to complete a course or assessment task, or
    • Learning support for basic literacy or numeracy difficulties
Policy Procedure

What disability support services are available?

If you are seeking disability support services, there are still a wide range of options available.

The Disability Gateway is a free, Australia-wide service. It helps all people with disability, their families and carers to find trusted information and connect to services in their area. You can either:

The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective advocacy support. This support promotes and protects the rights of people with disability by helping to remove barriers to their full and equal participation in the community. Find out more about the NDAP at

The Disability Advocacy Support Helpline provides short term and phone-based disability advocacy support, no matter where you live in Australia. The Helpline may refer you to other supports in your local area based on your individual needs. For more information about the Helpline, visit the resources page. There are Easy Read, Auslan and translated resources.

To request disability advocacy support, you can either:

You can also find an advocacy support provider near you by visiting Ask Izzy at

The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is a free, independent and confidential service for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. You can either:

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