- Current students
- Under 25s
Access4Success Disability Service
On this page
- How we can help
- Support for International Students
- Our Access4Success team
- Access Advisors
- Assistive Technology Advisor
- Make an appointment
- Alternative Examinations Arrangements
- Campus accessibility
- Contact us
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:
Assistive technology (for example digital recorders, notetaking software)
Sign Language Interpreting
Access Advisor support
Alternative exam arrangements (including extra time, readers/writers, separate rooms)
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.
Meet the team
Assistive Technology Advisor
We will meet with you and register you with Access4Success. We will discuss your support requirements while studying with us, refer you to internal Unitec staff to support you with your studies, and coordinate your examination support. If you have a question, you can reach out and we will help you as best as we can.
We offer one to one support for students. If needed, we can support you in talking to your lecturers and assist you in accessing services and learning resources. We will partner with you to create a plan which documents the type of support you might need to succeed in your studies.
Assistive Technology Advisor
Our Assistive Technology Advisor can meet with you to identify Assistive Technology software or equipment to support your studies. Several software and equipment options are available to try during your studies, and you are often provided with these after your first meeting. They can help you use the equipment provided in and out of class provide ongoing training and support.
Make an appointment to see us
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.
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:
Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 1, Room 1110 (opposite Student Central) Mt Albert campus
Building 510 (Student Central), Waitākere campus
Mt Albert campus
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm