That is a question you may be asking yourself when you decide to study.Sharing personal information about your disability, medical condition or mental health, is a very personal decision that needs to be considered in each individual situation. There is no obligation for you to share personal information about your situation unless it is likely to have an effect on:
However, if you wish to request reasonable adjustments you will need to communicate your support needs with TAFE SA.
If you’re someone with disability, medical condition or mental health, whether you should share this personal information is often a difficult question. You may choose to do so in order to:
The decision to share personal information is often not a final decision but one that can be re-evaluated over time, based on your circumstances. You may choose to do this:
Deciding what information to share is an important step in the process.
Sharing personal information about your disability, medical condition or mental health is most effective when you are clear about the purpose and the desired outcomes you are looking for. This ensures that you communicate your needs to the right person, in a timely and appropriate manner and with a clear goal in mind.
The sharing of personal information is most effective when you are knowledgeable about your disability, medical condition or mental health, and can clearly explain your support needs and abilities.
So, you have decided to share personal information about your disability, medical condition or mental health .... what next? There are various ways that you can effectively communicate to the appropriate people whilst you are studying at TAFE SA.
This can occur, by:
Sometimes we all need little bit of help with being able to effectively communicate our needs. TAFE SA has developed a resource ‘Sharing of Personal Information’ to assist those who would like guidance to effectively communicate their support needs with others. You can contact Student Success and Wellbeing for the resource and/or seek assistance and advice.
Freecall 1800 882 661