Education & Training Services & Supports
If you are studying with a documented disability, injury, illness, short or long-term health condition, including learning disabilities and mental health conditions, you can register with us.
AccessAbility Services is a free and confidential support service for all registered JCU students, whether studying on or off campus, who identify as having a short or long term disability, injury, ilness or health condition.
We provide information and practical advice about the support available at JCU and ensure access to appropriate adjustments and services:
Explore the ways you can work to your full potential while at university
Access assistive equipment, technology and software, adjusted exam conditions, mobility aids and other potential solutions that suit your needs
Trial assistive options and adjustments that you might not be able to access otherwise
Develop work-placement strategies to prepare you for professional life
Build on your own resilience and resourcefulness
We have strong connections with academic, professional and support staff at JCU and within the wider community.
In 2014 CQUniversity merged with CQ TAFE, bringing together more than 175 years combined experience in the delivery of education and training, and establishing Queensland’s first dual sector, comprehensive university. The University delivers more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. CQUniversity delivers both on-campus and distance courses, with almost half of the student population studying off-campus, many of whom are based in rural and remote areas. The University defines itself by who it embraces rather than who it excludes, and is recognised as Australia’s most inclusive University.
We combine our passion for quality service and training to give you the best opportunities possible. At STEPS, we’re committed to helping individuals develop new work skills and knowledge to gain better employment outcomes.
The Disability Services Officer assists students with a disability to achieve their training and education goals. The Disability Services Officer can:
* Provide information on course content * Help you identify support needs * Negotiate with teachers about your program * Provide adaptive equipment * Discuss reasonable adjustments for long and short term disabilities * Assist you to contact other service providers
Who can access Disability Services? Contact TAFE Queensland North’s Disability Officer if you think your studies may be affected in some way by a disability or chronic medical condition such as:
* Hearing impairment * Vision impairment * Mobility (wheelchair user, chronic pain, amputee, back injury, severe arthritis) * Psychiatric disability Medical conditions (asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions) * Intellectual disability * Learning disability
Autism Queensland offers a range of early intervention services for children under the age of seven diagnosed with an ASD including centre-based group programs, outreach services, family support and small group short-term programs. Members of our transdisciplinary EarlyAQtion team deliver these services to young children and their families living in Cairns, Atherton, Innisfail, Weipa and surrounding areas. This team includes teachers, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist and teacher aides.
NORTH CAIRNS QLD 4870
PO Box 452
NORTH CAIRNS QLD 4870
Spinal Life Australia is a leading provider of advocacy, therapy and supports for people with spinal cord damage and related physical disabilities.
With more than 55 years of experience, the organisation works in partnership with clients to assist them to achieve their goals and live independently.
The organisation also offers a range of member services including regional networks to meet like-minded people and share information and experiences, as well as advocate for change on a local, state and national level.