Academic Liaison Officers (ALOs) are academic staff in each faculty who assist students:
- with disabilities and/or ongoing health conditions
- with carer responsibilities, or students who are pregnant
ALOs are responsible for approving assessment arrangements for these cohorts of students.
Accessibility Consultants (ACs) work in close partnership with ALOs to enable reasonable adjustments for students registered with the Accessibility Service. As part of your registration with the Accessibility Service and only with your consent, a referral of your learning and assessment adjustments will be made to your Faculty Academic Liaison Officer (ALO) who will work together with you and your AC.
- ACs provide recommendations for exam provisions and reasonable adjustments for assessments following consultation with the student about their needs, and assessing the documentation provided by their health professional.
- ALOs determine whether these recommendations can be approved and in doing so ensure that the academic integrity of assessments is maintained.
If you need adjustments to assessment arrangements because of a disability or health condition, you should see an Accessibility Consultant in the Accessibility Service rather than making requests directly to your ALO.
Responsible Academic Officers (RAOs)
Responsible Academic Officers are senior academics in each faculty who oversee assessment procedures and resolve conflicts relating to assessment. They are also responsible for the appointment of ALOs, and for resolving significant differences of opinion between the AC, Subject Coordinators and ALO about learning and assessment arrangements.
Students can make an appeal to their Responsible Academic Officer if they are not satisfied with the assessment arrangements made by their ALO. It’s recommended that you talk to your Accessibility Consultant in the first instance.