- Current students
COVID-19: Alert Level 2 Notice
Face-to-face and virtual consults available
Our Access Coordinators are available for face-to-face or virtual consults at this time. Virtual consults will be done either via phone, email, or video.
Please contact the team if you have any questions.
For more information
- About COVID-19, visit the official government website www.covid19.govt.nz
- External and internal support and services available to students, see our Stay Safe page
- How to access our Students Services at this time, visit our Student Services Online page
- Latest email updates and news for students, visit our Stay Informed page
- How to be kind to each other at this time, see our Stay Kind page
- How to keep the kids entertained, visit our Activities and Online Resources for Kids page
How can Access4Success help you?
Access4Success works together with students and staff to ensure students can fully participate in their study, have equal access to learning and are able to achieve their aspirations.
If you have an impairment which may be physical, learning or sensory, mental distress or temporary injury, Access4Success offers resources and support while studying with us.
You may be eligible for services such as:
- Note taking
- Sign Language Interpreting
- Access Coordinator support
- Alternative exam arrangements (including extra time, readers/writers, separate rooms)
- Assistive technology (for example digital recorders, notetaking software)
- Temporary parking permits (Mt Albert campus)
You will need to provide us with relevant medical or professional evidence, we will talk you through this when you connect with us.
Support for international students
Our Access4Success team also support our international students. We encourage international students to contact us early, as verification and documentation of your disability from your home country is required.
Please note there might be a cost for some Access4Success services required by international students.
Who we are
We are a small but dedicated team working to support staff and students across Unitec with long-term, short-term, and temporary impairments.
Access and success for all students with impairments at Unitec.
We deliver an authentic service that provides resources that enable students with impairments to access learning and we work in partnership with Unitec students and staff to facilitate a barrier free learning environment
Our Access Coordinators can offer one to one support for students that access our service and resources. If needed, they can support you in talking to your lecturers and assist you in accessing services and resources. If appropriate, they'll partner with you to create a plan which documents the type of support you might need to succeed in your studies.
Meet the team (click to expand)
From left to right: Denise McIntyre, Gail van Veen, Donna Cavell, Kristina Iuli
Make an appointment to see us
If you’d like to use this service, make an appointment to see us. To make an appointment contact Gail van Veen, our Access Advisor, or register your interest online, or download our form fill it out and email it to us and we'll be in touch.
What to bring with you?
After making and appointment with us, we’ll let you know what documentation you’ll need to bring with you. When we meet, this will be the time for you to share information with us about your impairment. We’ll talk about the support that you might need and what we can provide.
Information provided to us is confidential! To best meet your needs, we may need to talk with staff and/or external services. Before we do that we’ll seek your permission first, and talk through what information we’ll share. If you have any concerns about your privacy and confidentiality, then please let us know at the time of your appointment.
Assistive technology is specialised equipment and technology that students with additional learning needs use in class, or at home, to increase or improve their ability to engage and learn. To see what software or equipment is available to students, visit the Assistive Technology page on the Library website.
Wheelchair accessibility by ramp or lift and accessible toilets are available across both of our campuses.
We have designated accessible parking spaces on both campuses. If you’re using one of these parking spaces, make sure you remember to display your Mobility Parking Permit, to avoid being towed or clamped.
We can provide temporary parking permits for both campuses for both staff and students if you have a physical injury and can still drive. For a permanent parking permit, visit the New Zealand CCS Disability Action Auckland website for more information.
Listed below you will find the relevant forms related to our services:
|Where||Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Mt Albert campus
Building 510 (Student Central), Waitākere campus
|Hours||Mt Albert campus
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 8.30am - 4pm
Disability policies and resources
- Unitec Inclusive Excellence Policy
- Kia Orite Achieving Equity: New Zealand Code of Practice for an Inclusive Tertiary Education Environment for Students with Impairments
- New Zealand Disability Strategy
- Human Rights Act 1993
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Code of rights
External support services
Listed below are a number of external support services that are here to help: