Inherent Requirements

Western Sydney University strongly supports the right of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Requirements?

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a program or subject that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the program or subject. 

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

Western Sydney University is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students' to participate in their program. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or subject. For further information contact your Director of Academic Program.

Are inherent requirements the same as compulsory requirements?

Inherent requirements are specific to a particular program. In the University context, compulsory requirements are broader and can include both compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at the University but also the mandatory requirements associated with the program of study eg. attendance, completion of assignments.

Why are inherent requirements important?

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at Western Sydney University, you need to be able to meet all the inherent requirements. If you are applying for a program, you should read the inherent requirements carefully to ensure you are able to meet them. If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a Campus Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

  •  Call the Program Information Line on 1300 897 669
  • Contact the Western Sydney University Disability Service

Inherent requirement resources for staff

The staff Student Equity webpage has resources for staff (staff login required).

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