The Department of Education supports schools to build inclusive school communities focused on ensuring all students with disability are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life.
We aim to achieve this by supporting all students with disability to access, participate and engage in education on the same basis as other students; and to support the health and wellbeing of all students with disability so that they feel safe, supported, included and engaged in learning.
We are committed to enabling all students to achieve quality outcomes through their participation in an inclusive, high quality education system that is responsive to their needs through appropriate access and participation in the Australian Curriculum.
We value students and their school communities and support school teams to understand and respond to the diverse learning needs of students.
We work collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes for learners with disability.
We enact the requirements of the Disability Standards for Education 2005, to ensure that staff are aware of their obligations to provide reasonable adjustments, where needed, for a student with disability to participate in and access educational programs.
We are guided by the Department’s Disability Action Plan 2018-2021, which describes our commitment to developing a system-wide approach to inclusive and respectful educational environments and equal access and participation for all learners and staff with disability.
Our key support areas
Support for students with disability is provided across the following key areas: