UTS is committed to providing equal opportunity for students with disabilities and ongoing health conditions through an inclusive educational environment.
You don't need to wait until you apply for a course at UTS - the Accessibility Service can provide assistance and guidance throughout the application process for prospective students with a disability or ongoing health condition.
Advice and assistance
If you are living with a disability, medical or mental health condition and are thinking about uni, meeting with an Accessibility Consultant from the Accessibility Service is a good option.
Accessibility Consultants are available to discuss and assist with disability or health condition considerations related to future study at UTS and the application process, including:
- Course choice and considerations
- Assistance and support available
- Guidance on the application process including Special Admission Schemes
- Guidance on accessibility on campus
- Transition planning into university study
Contact us to make an appointment.
- The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) website (opens an external link) contains disability information for tertiary study for students.
- For general information about making the transition to university education, visit the Get Ready for Uni website (opens an external link). The Disability at Uni page of the website is a helpful resource.
- Resources on the Get ready for Study and Work website are based on ten top tips for young people with disability and include a student workbook containing practical activities which you can complete electronically.
Did you get exam support in high school? This page from the UAC guide might help get you started: Did you get exam support in high school? (PDF, 343kB)
What's the difference between High School and Uni? The following fact sheet compares a number of aspects of school, VET and university life including the Learning Environment, Enrolment, Classroom, Managing Your Study, Study Expectations & Support Your Disability. What's the difference between high school and post secondary education and training? (PDF, 309kB)
Choosing your course
If you are considering a course at UTS and you're not sure whether you will be able to meet some of the course requirements because of your disability, you can seek advice from the Accessibility Service. Contact us to make an appointment.
Many UTS courses include clinical and fieldwork placements, or other workplace learning requirements. This cooperation with industry enhances the employability of UTS graduates.
UTS is committed to making education accessible to people with disabilities or ongoing health conditions, and will accommodate the needs of students with disabilities and health conditions in arrangements for clinical, fieldwork and workplace learning.
If you have a disability and/or ongoing health condition that may affect your ability to complete work integrated learning components of your course, discuss this prior to enrolment with an Accessibility Consultant. We will collaborate with the Academic Liaison Officer (ALO) or other suitable person within your faculty if necessary.
Phone +61 2 9514 1177 or email Accessibility@uts.edu.au for further information.
Special admission schemes
If you are applying for a place at UTS and your education has been affected by a disability and/or longing health condition, you may be eligible for entry through our inpUTS or Educational Disadvantage Educational Access Schemes.
inpUTS is an educational access scheme available to students who have experienced long-term disadvantage, impacting on their results in school, vocational or university education. For more information, please see the UTS inpUTS page with details about who can apply, how to apply, and when to apply.
For more information about Educational Access Schemes at UTS, including eligibility and how to apply, visit our undergraduate website.
You may be eligible for scholarships provided by community organisations (opens an external site), and/or Equity Scholarships (opens an external site), which assist financially disadvantaged students with the costs associated with higher education.
UTS also has a range of scholarships, including some that specifically target students who have been disadvantaged in their preparation for university.
Use our Scholarships finder to search for all UTS scholarships that you may be eligible for.
Starting at UTS
Whether you're fresh out of school, or coming back to study as a mature age student, many students report that getting prepared early is key to success.
Plan to get as many things as you can into place before the teaching session starts.
- Once you receive an offer to study at UTS, you will be sent information about how to enrol.
- Have you received an offer to study at UTS? Accept your offer and enrol online.
- Contact us if you need assistance to enrol.
Meet with an Accessibility Consultant:
We encourage you to make an appointment to see an Accessibility Consultant (AC) to discuss UTS procedures for making your course as accessible as possible. Even if you're unsure whether you will need assistance as a result of your disability and/or ongoing health condition, we encourage you to meet with an AC for a confidential interview. They can help you
- Find out what type of support and assistance you're entitled to.
- Explore what support is available and how to make the most of it
- Connect with helpful contacts and information across the uni
Phone +61 2 9514 1177 or email Accessibility@uts.edu.au
Orientation is designed to welcome new students and to connect and familiarise them with the university campus, services and expectations. This week also offers many social opportunities to meet other new and experienced university students.
Orientation runs immediately before the start of the session and all new students are strongly encouraged to attend. Attending Orientation will give you the best start possible to your university life, and will also start you on the path to building a rewarding career. For further information, visit the UTS Orientation website.
The inpUTS Welcome is an event during UTS Orientation for students who have applied through an Access Scheme including Educational Access Scheme (EAS) or Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS). It’s an informal and friendly welcome to UTS where you can meet staff and students and start making some UTS connections.
The Accessibility Service is made available to service users subject to demand, which varies at different times in the academic year. Priority for earlier appointments is given to students who acquire a disability after commencing study. Students with known disabilities are expected to make contact as early as possible to request assistance. Service users will be informed of the nature, frequency and duration of service that is reasonable, based on the level of demand, staff availability, and service user needs.
The University reserves the right to take all necessary action to protect the safety of its staff, students and facilities, and to ensure reasonable use of services and facilities. This may include revoking or placing conditions on access to facilities, services, or campus precincts.