Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Disability and Work or Study Adjustment Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 22nd May 2014
Review Date 28th August 2017
Approval Authority Executive Director, Human Resources
Approval Date 13th April 2014
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Unit Head Fiona Murphy
Director, Culture, Capabilty and Wellbeing
+61 (02) 6338 4327
Author Sarah McCormick
Manager, Equity and Diversity
Enquiries Contact Craig Hinley
Manager, Equity and Diversity
+61 2 63384555

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The Unit Head field has been updated from the Director, Workplace Relations and Policy to the Director, Culture Capability and Wellbeing, to align with current structure.

This is the first version of this document to be published in the CSU Policy Library. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the existing version that was published in the relevant manual (academic or administration) at the time the CSU Policy Library was launched. The document has been subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system and title.

The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication via the CSU Policy Library:


Title - added the words “for Staff Members with a Disability”.

4.5 - “Rehabilitation Policy” amended to “Return To Work Program Policy”.

5.1.1 & 5.1.2 - removed references to specific HR officers and replaced with HR representative.

5.2 removed.

Throughout document replaced HR officer with HR representative.

7.2 - replaced “HR officer(s) involved in the adjustment process” with “relevant HR staff members”.

7.3, 8.1 & 8.2 - removed reference to the HR officer.

8.3 - included reference to the “Reimbursement for Costs of Workplace Adjustment form”, clarified documentation included on file and changed role of HR representative to endorsing rather than processing requests for reimbursement.

8.4 & 9.1b - University Properties changed to Facilities Management.

8.5 - changed process of examining concerns of reasonableness (from Executive Director of HR to Manager, Diversity & Equity in the first instance).

9.1 (a) - amended to provide for a claim to be endorsed by the Division of Human Resources.

10.1 - amended to provide for the HR representative to “organise” follow-up, rather than necessarily undertaking it.

10.2 removed.

10.3 (now 10.2) - amended to replace reference to “other members of the Workplace Adjustment Team” with “relevant parties”.

11.1 amended to refer to CSU Complaints Policy and Procedure for dealing with Workplace Complaints in place of Grievance Procedures.

11.2 - amended to change of title HREOC to Australian Human Rights Commission.