Disability Discrimination Act 1992

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 provides protection for everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability.

Disability discrimination happens when people with a disability or their family, friends, carers or co-workers are treated less fairly than people without a disability.

In relation to education, a person with a disability has a right to study at any educational institution on the same basis as any other student.

The DDA makes it against the law for an educational authority to discriminate against someone because that person has a disability.

This includes all public and private educational institutions, primary and secondary schools, and tertiary institutions such as TAFE, private colleges and universities.

Refer to A brief guide to the DDA for further information.