Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) are employed at each TAFE and University in Victoria.
This person may also be known as an Access Officer, Equity Officer or Disability Advisor but DLO is the most common.
DLO’s may be able to provide the following services to assist students:
- Academic Support Workers (i.e. note takers, interpreters, readers)
- Access to adaptive technology (i.e. voice activated software)
- Alternative arrangements for assessment (i.e. additional time, scribe, reader)
- Alternative format course materials (i.e. braille, disk)
- Enrolment and campus orientation
- Liaison with lecturers/teachers
- Physical access to facilities
- Referral to other support services (i.e. counselling, health, housing, financial aid, learning skills)
Students can also receive Learning Support with academic study and learning in areas such as reading, essay preparation, exam preparation, research and more.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), if students have a vision or hearing impairment, physical or learning disability, neurological condition, mental health illness or chronic medical condition then they are entitled to support services from TAFE.
There are over 300 government registered Learn Local providers across Victoria that offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet students learning needs. Learn Local provide programs for study, reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.