Independent Institute aims to provide a select and relevant range of high quality training programs and workplace support services.
These services address the needs and diversity of persons with disability currently under-represented in vocational education and training.
Facts and Figures
These are just some of the reasons why IIFP is committed to providing a learning environment that is based on ‘Access & Equity’. This is about making sure that people are not discriminated against or harassed on the basis of their sex, race, age, disability, sexuality, marital status or pregnancy. Equal Opportunity legislation ensures that people are not treated unfairly on the basis of difference.
If you are a person with a disadvantage or disability, IIFP encourages you to enroll and aims to ensure that you achieve successful outcomes with your study program.
If your disability will affect your study program, contact the Customer Services Administration Officer who can provide information on enrollment procedures and counseling. Once accepted into a course your needs can be assessed and, if need be, necessary resources allocated. If such arrangements are necessary, it’s important that you apply as early as possible so that they can be in place for the commencement of your course and so give you the best chance of success. It’s important that we know of any medications or restrictions that would put you at risk. We ask you to notify the relevant staff members.
The Independent Institute Access & Equity Policy expresses commitment to providing pathways for persons with disability in order for them to successfully participate in vocational education and training through;
Disability is broadly categorised into sensory, hearing, visual and those conditions that are either health related, learning or psychiatric. Two conditions apply when relating disability to education; the possibility of the effect of disability on studies and assistance regarding advice on support.
This Act is a State Act Administered by the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission. The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person in areas of public life on the grounds of age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, sexuality, and physical or intellectual impairment. The areas of public life include education, employment and provision of goods and services.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is a Federal Act that makes discrimination on the grounds of disability unlawful. One of the aims of the Act is to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination on the grounds of disability in areas of education, access to public premises, and employment. A person’s disability should be taken into account only when it is relevant and fair to do so.
This Act also requires that all employees and students be provided with a safe and healthy working and learning environment. This means a working and learning environment free from discrimination and/or harassment.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome attention or uninvited sexual advances that results in you feeling embarrassed, humiliated or intimidated. This can range from suggestive comments, inappropriate jokes, asking questions about your personal life to showing you offensive material or sending you offensive messages or email.
The Chief Executive Officer of Independent Institute will fulfill the organisations legal obligations by ensuring that;
All Team members share this commitment and have an obligation to;
Students have a responsibility to;
This policy was last reviewed I March 2015. contact iifp administration for the latest update until our website update is complete.
This policy has been approved by Independent Institute (IIFP).