SAT Clears Curtin University of Discrimination

Curtin University was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Curtin University was cleared of any wrongdoing.

THE State Administration 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 alleged direct discrimination and another alleging indirect discrimination were dismissed last month.