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ADCET webinar: When Is An Adjustment Reasonable In Education?

Event Details
Online webinar
28 March 2019 1:00 pm

A recording of this webinar is available here:

This Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) webinar will be presented by Rick Boffa, Manager, Equitable Learning Services at RMIT University.

The webinar will be held between 1 pm and 2 pm AEDT on 28 March, and is free to attend. It will be live captioned and recorded; the captioned video will be made available on the ADCET website.

In this presentation Rick will:

  • define the term “reasonable adjustment”
  • provide a simple formula to help you determine when an adjustment is reasonable/unreasonable
  • provide some case studies for discussion.


This webinar is aimed at disability practitioners in the tertiary education sector.


Rick Boffa — RMIT University, Manager, Equitable Learning Services

Rick’s career has spanned almost 30 years across State and Commonwealth Governments, community and education sectors and has involved working in many diverse areas including disability, health and aged care services, project management, business administration and development, managing internal/external relationships, policy development, research, and conducting investigations and evaluations.

Rick has also held a number of honorary positions including:

  • Member, Melbourne City Council (MCC) Disability Advisory Committee (current)
  • Vice-President of the Disability Attendant Support Service Inc. (DASSI) Board of Management
  • Member of the In-Home Accommodation Support State Selection Panel, Ministerial Committee, Department of Human Services
  • Chairperson, Melbourne Attendant Care Network

Rick currently manages RMIT University’s Equitable Learning Services and has initiated many successful innovations in partnership with University stakeholders, staff and students including implementation of new databases enhancing the end to end service experience to students, the creation of five changing places facilities located throughout RMIT University Melbourne campuses, implementation Ally to help CANVAS learning management system be more inclusive and accessible to all including students would print disability.

Rick is an RMIT University alumni with qualifications in business; Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

As a person with a disability, Rick has a deep and personal understanding of issues and practicalities which impact on individuals with specific needs, and their families, and believes this perspective gives him a unique and significant insight into service provision to diverse and vulnerable client groups.


More details and registration are available on the ADCET website.

Can’t attend?  Don’t worry. Still register and you will be sent details on how to access the recorded session.

Posted 12 March 2019