Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education clarify the obligations of education and training providers and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards were formulated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and came into effect in August 2005.

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 and accompanying guidance notes are available.

Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 was undertaken to determine whether the Standards remain an efficient mechanism for Government to achieve the objectives of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 in the education sector.

Review Process

A discussion paper was released to the public in 2011 which outlined the terms of reference and key questions of the review. As part of the review process, 200 written submissions were received from organisations and individuals across the country, and national roundtable discussions were held with key stakeholders and representative bodies in each capital city.

Discussion Paper - Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005