Equity Disability Access

The Equity Team ensure students with learning difficulties, medical conditions, injuries, disabilities and or impairments receive support to achieve.


NMIT Te Pūkenga offers support on a case-by-case basis for any learner with additional needs, online and on all campuses.

Learners who may have disabilities, impairments, learning challenges, or health conditions are encouraged to discuss their needs and possible support with staff. Māori & Pasifika learners are supported in culturally responsive ways by Te Puna Manaaki and the Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust

We support learners with a wide range of impairments and conditions, for example,

  •  ADHD & Autism spectrum conditions,
  •  Blind & visual impairments
  •  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
  •  Deaf & hearing impairments,
  •  Dyslexia and dyscalculia
  •  Concentration or sensory needs,
  •  Mental health, anxiety, depression,
  •  Physical impairments
  •  Traumatic brain injuries


Together with learners, we plan any support that may be required, which may include, for example,

  •  adapted learning materials or assessments,
  •  advocacy with tutors and external agencies,
  •  assistive technologies
  •  counselling
  •  disability car parking
  •  evacuation planning
  •  notetakers,
  •  NZSL communicators and interpreters
  •  regular individual learning support,
  •  readers/writers for tests or exams,
  •  specialized equipment and furniture.


The Equity Support Teams are in the libraries on the Nelson and Marlborough campuses.

Phone : 035395068

Email : equity.support@nmit.ac.nz

Use the online form to request support(external link)

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