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Endeavour College of Natural Health is committed to creating a flexible and caring learning environment for all students to participate fairly and equally in their study. The College aims to provide a holistic and innovative approach to supporting students identifying with specific needs to equally participate in their journey with Endeavour.
The Access and Equity Program exists to enable the equal participation of every student, focusing on increasing social inclusion and assisting students to achieve the graduate outcomes (Higher Education - HE) and employability skills (Vocational Education and Training –VET) of their program.
There are three aspects to the Program incorporating students with disabilities and medical conditions; students identifying as English as a Second Language learners; and students requesting any Special Adjustments. All three aspects of the program enable all students to participate fully and equally in College life at Endeavour.
The Mission and Values of the Program are deeply linked with the Endeavour values of Learning for Life, Respect, Caring, Behaviour, Flexibility and Innovation, Quality, and Responsibility. The fundamental principle behind the program is focusing on the needs of the student; as the students registered within the Access and Equity Program (AEP) know the truth of their own situation better than anyone. Inherent in the AEP is the focus on responsibility—both of the student and that of the College and how this partnership can be of the most benefit to each other.
The College aims to provide educational opportunities through academic support, structured learning plans, accessible facilities, and adjusted teaching and assessment practices where reasonably possible to allow all students to participate in College life equally.
Endeavour College values and supports all members of the community regardless of disability or special needs. Endeavour expects all members of its community to support and assist all other members irrespective of individual differences. The Access and Equity Program exists to enable the equal participation of every student, focusing on increasing social inclusion and advocating for individual student’s rights.
Student Services utilises the Access and Equity Program (AEP) to connect students to special services or adjustments with the aim of assisting them to achieve their personal and educational goals at Endeavour. The AEP also helps Endeavour comply with our College's equity and access commitments, as well as the disability legislative requirements under Commonwealth law.
The Access and Equity Handbook contains all information regarding the College's Access and Equity Program, including how the Program can assist students, what your rights and responsibilities are, relevant legislation as it applies to your education and much more.
You can access Endeavour's Access and Equity Handbook here.
You may also find it useful to download the following documents:
Endeavour offers a number of services for students requiring adjustments to their study and life with the College. Our Student Services team is always available to assist with any concerns, and they can make an appointment to refer you to your local Access and Equity Officer. The Access and Equity Officers are part of the Student Adviser team, serving as a point of contact between students and the College and facilitating support for individuals. You can also contact the Access and Equity Officers directly.
Endeavour also provides a Student Assistance Program. This is a 24hr / 7 days a week confidential hotline exclusively developed for Endeavour students. Some common issues students may seek assistance for are:
You can contact the Student Assistance Program on 1800 33 62 07 or access their website at http://www.accesseap.com.au/
What is the Access and Equity Program
Endeavour's Access and Equity Program is designed to assist students with a disability or health condition, identifying as ESL learners or with other needs enabling fair and equal participation in study at Endeavour.
Am I eligible for the Program?
All enrolled Endeavour students who identify with having special needs are eligible for the program. Specifically, students with a disability or medical condition will need to provide the relevant documentation from a specialist health practitioner that supports their application. Students who identify as having a language barrier or any other need for special adjustment are also welcomed.
Does signing up to the Access and Equity Program cost anything?
The Access and Equity Program is a free service provided as a part by the Department of Student Services.
How can the Program assist me studying with a Disability?
Endeavour can assist students in many ways, and can tailor a Plan that enables students to equally participate in academic and College life. This can include, but is not limited to, academic support, structured learning plans, adjustments to facilities and adjusted teaching and assessment practices. It does not, however, compromise academic standards.
How do I apply for the Program?
Students can apply for the Program by contacting their Access and Equity Officer on each campus through Student Services or contacting their local Officer below. The Access and Equity Officers will provide you with the relevant documentation for completion.
I am an Online / Part-time student. Am I still eligible?
All students are eligible, regardless of mode of study.
Can Endeavour provide me with exam or assessment extensions?
Students when involved in the Access and Equity Program can apply for extensions under extenuating circumstances directly with their Access and Equity Officer with relevant evidence; otherwise normal College policies and procedures will apply. Adjustments to assessments can also be made in advance through liaison with your Access and Equity Officer, providing they are reasonable.
If I apply for the Program, is any information I provide confidential?
All information provided to the College is treated with the strictest confidentiality. Your information is only able to be passed on to a third party with the students express permission, and documents relating to your agreed adjustments with the College are not circulated to all staff and do not contain sensitive or confidential information.
Students who are interested in registering for the Access and Equity Program, or are interested in knowing more, are invited to make an appointment with an Access and Equity Officer on their local campus. If, during the course of your studies, you are injured or suffer an ongoing medical condition that impacts on your studies, you should also contact an Access and Equity Officer for services and advice.