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Services for students with disabilities


To access any of the services listed below, you need to register for Disability Support Services, This will help us to assess which services you need to enable you to participate productively and independently in your studies. Please note that registration doesn't provide automatic access to all services listed here.

Academic support workers

Support workers provide a range of services including note-taking during classes, writing for you during exams, and Auslan interpreting.

Accessible accommodation on campus

Clayton and Peninsula campuses have wheelchair-accessible accommodation options. See accessible accommodation.

Alternative formatting

Learning materials essential to your course (e.g. textbooks and readings) can be provided as electronic text or Braille.

Alternative arrangements for exams

If eligible, you may be allowed extra time, rest breaks, someone to read or write for you, a computer and assistive technology, or a separate exam venue. Adjustments to exam conditions are made to accommodate your individual circumstance. You should request alternative arrangements as early as possible,  as we may not be able to accommodate late requests. See alternative exam arrangements.

Assistive technology

Our libraries are equipped with screen readers and magnifiers, scanners, and other assistive software. See adaptive technology rooms at library services for users with a disability.


We can provide short-term loans of motorised scooters, hearing transmitters, portable hearing loop systems, and recording devices.

Library services

Library staff can help you get items from the shelves, make photocopies or learn how to use library equipment.

Hearing augmentation

Hearing augmentation systems are installed in the following locations, which display a sign advising which channel to use.

Caulfield - B2.15 (Building B)
- K3.09 (Building K)
- S2.30 (Building S)
Clayton - Robert Blackwood Hall
- Alexander Theatre
- KG19 (Krongold Centre)
Lecture theatres:
- Central 1
- E1 - E3
- E7
- H1 -  H4
- S1 - S4
- South 1
- R1 - R4
- M2 - M3
Parkville - LT1
- LT3 (401 Sissons Building)
Peninsula - George Jenkins Theatre
- 416 (Building A)
- 101 (Building F)
- 120 (Building 4N)
- 148 (Building 5N)

Resting rooms

You can book a resting room for a maximum of three hours. Disposable bedding is available. Lockers are available in some rooms, so you can store your linen or sleeping bag if you're a regular user.

  • Clayton: Room 127, Level 1, Matheson Library. Room 655, Level 6, Menzies Building
  • Caulfield: Room 33, Level 2, Building S

Book a resting room

Phone: 9905 5704