Dis­crim­i­na­tion claim dis­missed

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

THE State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal has dis­missed a dis­crim­i­na­tion com­plaint against Curtin Univer­sity by an on­line stu­dent.

In Novem­ber 2014, Scott Mewett lodged a claim with the Equal Op­por­tu­nity Com­mis­sion al­leg­ing he was dis­crim­i­nated against on the ground of im­pair­ment.

The for­mer ap­plied sci­ence stu­dent suf­fers from de­pres­sion and a gen­eral anx­i­ety dis­or­der.

Mr Mewett claimed that be­cause of his im­pair­ment, Curtin treated him less favourably in his ini­tial ap­pli­ca­tion for credit for prior learn­ing, and a sub­se­quent de­ci­sion to not give him credit for prior learn­ing for a par­tially com­pleted diploma from Tafe NSW.

Two claims al­leg­ing di­rect dis­crim­i­na­tion and another al­leg­ing in­di­rect dis­crim­i­na­tion were dis­missed last month.

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