People with disability in the community

If you are looking to return to study or find employment, support is available to help you consider your options. Our Pathways and Connections Guides can help you plan your next move and link you to people to speak with.

Get ready for study

If you are interested in further study at university or TAFE, preparation is everything. Deciding what to study, where to study and knowing how your disability might affect your studies and career can be overwhelming. More information and resources are available to guide you through these decisions and help you get ready for uni.

Educational Access Scheme

If you believe your disability has had a significant impact on your educational performance, there may be alternative entry pathways into university via the Universities Admissions Centre's Educational Access Scheme (EAS). Institutions use EAS to make offers of admission by allocating adjustment points (previously called bonus points) or setting aside a certain number of places for EAS applicants.

Get ready for work

There are a number of programs and services for people with disability looking for work. JobAccess is a great place to start finding out about employment and support services as well as information about workplace adjustments. Getting Ready for Study and Work has tips for planning your entry into the workforce.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.