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Disability provisions: application procedures

ACE 10004

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

All applications for disability provisions and subsequent appeals must be submitted online.

Applications are lodged and decisions reported through Schools Online . Schools should note the due date for applications is the last day of Term 1. The late submission of a disability provisions application may disadvantage the student.

Emergency applications

During the examination period, emergency applications may be made by telephoning the Student Support Services branch at NESA. An application supported by documentary evidence should be submitted immediately afterwards.

Applications will be considered on the basis of individual need.

It is possible that provisions made by a school during its own tests will not meet NESA criteria for the Higher School Certificate examinations. Details of such provisions are requested on the application form.

NESA decisions

The decision on each application will be advised to the school through Schools Online , to the student (via the school) and to the presiding officer.

If a request for disability provisions is declined, the school may appeal on behalf of the student(s). Appeals should be made within 14 days of receiving the NESA decision.