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Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education (the Standards) are part of the national disability anti-discrimination legislation as it applies to education. The Standards apply to all education providers in Australia – early childhood services, government and non-government schools, universities and TAFE colleges. They set out a range of obligations that educational institutions must meet to make sure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education and training on the same basis as other students.

The Standards require that reasonable adjustments be provided where needed for a student with disability to ensure they can participate in educational program on the same basis as other students. This is a requirement regardless of whether individual support funding is available for a student.

It is important that students and families are aware of the Standards so they are aware of their rights. The Standards are available at: https://docs.education.gov.au/node/16354 or by calling 1300 363 079.

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