Purpose: Provide special treatment to PDFs, forms and documents to ensure they are accessible, findable and easy to maintain online.


  1. Create a page which summarises the content of the file
  2. Give the page a stable address (e.g. .../handbook)
  3. Always link to the page, not directly to the file.


Example: Special treatment for a large pdf

Download the School of Veterinary Science Student Handbook 2015 (PDF, 1.9MB).

Handbook contents

The Student Handbook provides comprehensive information about programs offered by our School including:

  • professional development
  • admissions, enrolment and applying for credit
  • changing your courses
  • attendance, computer and other study requirements
  • assessment policies
  • Extra-Mural Studies information - sometimes known as prac work or practical work placements - including insurance coverage
  • ethical concerns on the use of animals in teaching
  • key contact information and sources of student support
  • occupational health and safety, including immunisations and lab safety rules
  • campus security.