University - Help for students with ADHD

The following information shows how students can be supported at university, during examinations or be given special consideration to obtain a place in their chosen courses.

Information Sheet on Educational Access Scheme

Educational Access Scheme

Information Sheet on Support and Exam Provisions at University

Support & Exam Provisions at Uni

Information Sheet on National Disability Coordination Officer Program

National Disability Coordination Officer Program

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Special Needs and Financial Assistance
Student Services Unit
Level 6, 15 Broadway, 
Ultimo NSW 2007 
(PO Box 123)

Tel:  02 9514 1177 
Fax:  02 95141172 

Reasonable accommodations are available for students who provide documentation to support a diagnosis of a medical condition or disability.

UTS Disability Services Officers (DSO) meet with prospective students that are considering study at UTS, to discuss what support may be appropriate for them. 

Please contact them direct to request a phone or face to face appointment with a DSO if you would like more information on the services and support offered at UTS relevant to you.

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Lorraine Sinnett
AccessAbility Advisor
Tuesday - Friday
 9am – 5pm

Level 5, 11 York Street

Tel: (02) 8236 8054  Ext: 68054
Fax: (02) 9964 6370

The College has a registration process whereby information from a student’s health practitioner regarding their medical condition or a report from an educational psychologist regarding a learning difficulty is required.   ACAP then work with each student individually to look at the types of support they need.  That is usually an ongoing discussion because their needs may change as their study progresses. 

 Some examples of supports offered are: assignment extensions, coaches, software e.g. speech to text/text to speech software, electronic texts etc.

The College have an area called Student Learning Support, who work individually with students assisting with essay construction and grammar etc.  They also run regular workshops.

They have a College Counsellor who students can see for a limited number of sessions who is a great source of referrals. 

 Their qualified counsellors ensure there is a strong support structure in place for students. The nature of this area of study can be extremely emotionally triggering for people and the College recognises this and seeks to ensure students are properly supported. 

Martin has a Learning Support Coordinator on campus who is available to meet with students individually to assist them with their studies. They also have a Student Support Advisor/Counsellor on campus should students need wellbeing support.

Martin College

Level 1
63 Oxford Street
NSW 2010

Tel: 1300 762 129

Martin College will work together with students who are identified as having special requirements on an individual case by case basis to ensure they have the best possible chance for success in their course.

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

215 Anzac Parade
NSW 2033

NIDA students have access to counselling services and learning support services, such as writing assistance.  For further information contact NIDA on:

Ellie Clay - Student Services Coordinator/Applications Officer
Tel: (02) 9697 7600/9697 7614

Griffith University

Griffith University provides support for students who attend university and have been diagnosed with ADHD and/or learning difficulties.  Griffith is committed to increasing and enhancing opportunities for people with disabilities to access and participate in higher education.  The University provides reasonable adjustments to students with disabilities in a manner consistent with the Disabilities Standards for Education 2005 as well as a range of support services including Health, Counselling and Disabilities Services through Student Services.

Please look at the following sites which contain information regarding students with particular needs and offer a wealth of information and suggestions for students who may be considering tertiary education.

Services, Student Services
Griffith University
Nathan  QLD  4111

Tel: (07) 3735 7470