Academic Integration Plans

An Academic Integration Plan (AIP) is a document established with your Disability Advisor outlining the 'reasonable adjustments' or academic strategies that support you to complete your academic work while managing your symptoms. Your AIP:
  • details a combination of reasonable adjustments around service provision, classes and exams will be prescribed based on the current evidence you provide as well as your report of symptoms
  • is a legal agreement between yourself and Western Sydney University developed by the Disability Service
  • is implemented by various departments including your School, the Assessment and Graduation Unit, the Library and Campus Safety and Security

Maintaining your AIP

Once you have an AIP, it will continue to be issued throughout your enrolment at Western Sydney University. It will be issued before the start of each teaching session and will be cancelled if you provide a written request for cancellation. Your AIP:

  • will be adjusted to reflect changes to your condition and the impact they have, when you notify the campus Disability Advisor and provide additional evidence of those changes 
  • will be forwarded, along with any updates, to your student email account 
  • Your AIP will be forwarded to your Unit Coordinator, School Disability Coordinator and the Assessment and Graduation (exams) team on your behalf by your Disability Advisor
  • You will need to forward your AIP to staff to verify your registration with the Disability Service and keep hard copies of your AIP with you when attending classes and exams 
  • If you no longer require certain adjustments on your AIP, please send a written request to the campus Disability Advisor to have those adjustments removed, otherwise all relevant departments will implement your adjustments as per your AIP

Implementing your AIP

Where the Unit Coordinator and School staff are responsible for implementing your exam adjustments, you will need to send them written notification, giving them a reasonable amount of time to implement your adjustments. 

  • If your adjustments can't be implemented even after consulting with relevant staff, you will need to contact the campus Disability Advisor urgently to address any potential disadvantage that may result 
  • If you have changed your enrolment or course, or if it has been two years since you have made contact with the campus Disability Advisor, you will need to contact the Disability Service to make an appointment to review your AIP adjustments

AIP Resources