Disability support

We are committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students with a disability and ensuring that suitable reasonable adjustments, modifications and supports are agreed upon collaboratively.

The support provided to all students with an eligible disability, mental health or medical condition at South West TAFE is organised and monitored through Disability Services.

These may include one or more of the following:

  • physical disability
  • visual or hearing impairment
  • mental health condition
  • learning disability
  • intellectual disability
  • medical condition
  • permanent cognitive delay
  • chronic illness
  • speech/communication impairment
  • mental health condition
  • psychosocial
  • Acute or chronic medical conditions

Disability Services team members will work collaboratively with students to develop individualised Support Plans. The details vary according to the personalised needs of each student and the course requirements.

These supports may include the following;

  • pre-enrolment information and enrolment assistance
  • orientation to the organisation and introduction to key staff members
  • advice regarding physical access
  • liaison with teachers
  • participation assistance
  • Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreters
  • alternative formatting of class materials
  • assessment accommodations
  • access to software, technology and equipment that enhance learning
  • referral to other support services, e.g. counselling and welfare

If greater support is required during your learning journey, you have the opportunity to utilise any state or federal funding to assist you in a more individualised approach.

Contact the Disability Support team on 5564 8720 or disability.support@swtafe.edu.au for more information on how we can support you. 

Support from school to TAFE

Our dedicated Disability Transition Officer is available to support students, schools and care networks to strengthen and streamline the transition from secondary school to the VET sector.

We are here to help students understand the VET sector, individual pathways, person-centered adjustments, course requirements and more.

Our role is to:

  • guide students, schools and care networks in best practice
  • assist with enrolment and pathways
  • provide 90 days of targeted support to those eligible
  • collaborate with stakeholders to enhance the transition journey.

For further information or to express interest in transitioning to South West TAFE, complete this online form and our team will make contact.


Support plan information

Support me to succeed form

Apprentice & trainee information

NDIS Support

For further information on what we can offer you visit NDIS Support.

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