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Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Students with disability: What are the requirements?

New support materials have been published by the Australian Government to help schools meet their legislative requirements. Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005, schools are required to provide additional support or adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities for students with a disability. Adjustments are measures or actions taken in relation to teaching, learning and assessment that enable a student to access syllabus outcomes and content and demonstrate achievement of outcomes.

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 describe schools’ and other education providers’ obligations in relation to students with disability.

Exemplars of practice and guidance on personalised learning have been published by the Australian Government, in response to the 2015 review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Schools and teachers are encouraged to use these resources to support their students who may require adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

For more information, contact:
Marina Laing
Senior Project Officer, Special Education
(02) 9817 8036