Confidentiality and disclosure
From experience we know that some students can find it difficult deciding whether to disclose that they have a disability or medical condition. There are many reasons for this; however you may be relieved to know that:
- there is no record of your disability on your academic transcript
- future employers will not be notified of your disability unless you tell them
- your information is kept confidential.
The University has policies in place which aim to protect and support students with disabilities and eliminate discrimination wherever possible. See your Rights and Responsibilities.
Students do not need to tell the University that they have a disability. However, if they require study adjustments or other support services they will be required to disclose this to relevant staff and provide supporting documentation about their disability, mental health or medical condition to the Disability Service. Students should contact a Disability Adviser to discuss any concerns regarding disclosure.
The following web resources provide more information about disclosure:
- To Tell or Not to Tell
- Choosing Your Path: Disclosure - It's a Personal Decision
- UniSA Confidentiality of students' personal information (Policy No: A-46.5)