Our Equitable Leaning and Disability Support Advisors work with students and teaching areas to create a Learning Access Plan that is tailored to you, your support needs, and your course.

If you are a student with a disability, long-term illness, mental health condition, or are a primary carer of an individual with a disability, you can apply for support through the Equitable Learning and Disability Support team.

Support staff assisting a student with disability holding a guide dog.

We encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as you can after enrolling so that we can help organise support. Examples of support could include:

  • in-class reasonable adjustments
  • assistive technology
  • alternative formats of learning materials
  • Auslan interpreters

If you have any questions or would like to book an initial 20 minute chat with an Advisor, contact us on 1300 244 746 (option 4) or disabilitysupport@chisholm.edu.au.

Process to register for support:

  1. You will fill in the Registration Form and Consent for Provision of Information Form (linked below)
  2. You will gather some medical documentation confirming your diagnosis/diagnoses
  3. You will send all of these documents (along with your timetable, if you have it) to disabilitysupport@chisholm.edu.au, or bring it in to our Frankston or Dandenong Student Support Hubs
  4. We will be in touch via phone or email to arrange an appointment to meet with you and discuss your support needs
  5. Your first appointment will take place – it might be face-to-face at one of our support hubs, over the phone, or via Zoom.


  1. Disability Support Registration Form (writable PDF)
  2. Consent for Provision of Information Form (accessible word doc) | Consent for Provision of Information Form (writable PDF)

Send by email to: disabilitysupport@chisholm.edu.au

Disability Transition Officer Support

If you’re a student with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition, and transitioning from secondary school into TAFE, our Disability Transition Officer can support you through the process.

The Disability Transition Officer can provide you with practical support and strategies to assist you with your TAFE course, including:

  • Assisting with the enrolment process
  • Developing a personalised transition plan
  • Implementing reasonable adjustments in class
  • Facilitating support meetings with key people, including your family and your school
  • Providing you with assistive technology to help you in class

We collaborate closely with schools, families and other TAFE support staff to ensure you have an easy transition into learning at TAFE, and have all the support you need to succeed in your TAFE studies.

If you’d like to find out more, email disabilitysupport@chisholm.edu.au or call 1300 244 746 (Option 4).


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)