Inherent requirements at Federation University Australia

We are committed to ensuring equality of access to all programs and courses and will provide reasonable adjustments to the learning environment to meet the needs of our students. For example, students with a disability, or students with caring responsibilities.

However, we acknowledge that there are some situations where reasonable adjustment is not possible. In such cases, we will provide information on such restrictions to enable students to make an informed decision in relation to their program and course options in the form of inherent requirements.

Inherent requirements refer to the fundamental attributes, skills and abilities that you must be able to achieve in order to demonstrate the essential learning outcomes of the degree you are studying.  For example, such restrictions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inability to secure a current Working with Children Check precluding students being able to undertake mandatory placements in an education or health program;
  • Lack of possible reasonable adjustment for a disability e.g. in a nursing placement there may be no reasonable adjustment possible for a student who does not have manual dexterity sufficient for performing an injection.
  • Disclosures on Police checks that may preclude students from being able to undertake mandatory placements

We also note that successful completion of a qualification does not necessarily guarantee registration in an associated profession. It is the student’s responsibility to seek information on any restrictions that might apply to them in the applicable registration process prior to making decisions on a choice of program. For example, Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) registration for nursing students, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration for education students.

Please check for specific program and course inherent requirements.