Special consideration for family violence in Queensland

If you’ve been affected by physical, mental or financial abuse at home, then you need to know that you can access adjustment factors when applying for university.

Universities understand that sometimes circumstances are beyond your control, and that it’s not your fault that you have been adversely affected. The application process is simple, you just need to apply through QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme.

Educational Access Scheme – QTAC

Home Environment and Responsibilities

You can apply for this category if you have experienced:

  • family conflict (significant dysfunction)
  • legal separation or divorce (self or parents)
  • abuse where you reside (domestic, physical, psychological, sexual)
  • assault where you reside (rape, attempted rape, touching in a sexual way).

 

How to apply for EAS (Education Access Scheme) with QTAC

You can apply for EAS when you lodge your QTAC application. You’ll need to submit a cover sheet and supporting documentation, which could include the following:

  • A letter from your General Practitioner (GP) verifying your home circumstances
  • Medical/insurance reports
  • A police report/statement
  • A letter from a psychologist or counsellor verifying your home circumstances
  • Court/legal documents/solicitor’s letter Centrelink documents supporting your situation
  • A letter from a community organisation with direct knowledge of your home circumstances
  • A letter from DOCS (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)

And, if your school is aware of your circumstances you can ask them to complete a School Statement.

Find out more about how to apply for EAS here

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