The Disability Standards for Education 2005

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The Disability Standards for Education 2005 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 Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) were developed under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, and came into effect in August 2005.

In 2020, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will be reviewing the Standards. For more information, please see the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

Resources to support the implementation of the Standards in school settings

The Guidance notes provide additional material to help education providers interpret and comply with the Standards.

Fact sheets also help students, parents, and schools to understand the Standards, and ensure that students with disability can access and participate in school education on the same basis as other students.

The Department engaged the University of Canberra to develop the Disability Standards for Education: A practical guide for individuals, families and communities for parents/carers, children, students, and the community.

For more information on students with disability in school, see Students with disability.

Exemplars of practice

During the 2015 review of the Standards, stakeholders indicated that greater awareness was needed of how to practically implement the Standards, resulting in recommendation 3 of the review. In consultation with selected stakeholders, Urbis developed the Exemplars of Practice to demonstrate how the Standards can be used to support better learning outcomes and educational experiences for students in early learning, schools, vocational education, and higher education settings.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with The Disability Standards for Education 2005.

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  1. Greek Fact Sheet for the NCCD

    Created: 5 August 2015

    Fact sheet for parents/carers in Greek

  2. Guidelines for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability 2017

    Created: 29 March 2017

    Information about which students to include, what information needs to be reported and when the information is required to be submitted is contained in these guidelines.

  3. Important notice for schools and school principals

    Created: 24 February 2014  |  Last modified: 10 May 2018

    This document provides general information to support schools and school principals for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.

  4. Italian Fact Sheet for the NCCD

    Created: 5 August 2015

    Fact sheet for parents/carers in Italian

  5. Japanese Fact Sheet for the NCCD

    Created: 5 August 2015

    Fact sheet for parents/carers in Japanese

  6. Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Guidelines for 2016

    Created: 15 March 2016

    Information about which students to include, what information needs to be reported and when the information is required to be submitted is contained in these guidelines.

  7. Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Public Information Notice

    Created: 13 September 2013  |  Last modified: 21 July 2020

    The Information notice is produced annually as the department’s Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 5 collection notice – it provides information on the NCCD’s purpose,...

  8. Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – Parent/Carer Fact Sheet (English)

    Created: 27 June 2013  |  Last modified: 10 May 2018

    The National Fact Sheet for Parents/Carers provides information about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability in English.

  9. Planning for Personalised Learning and Support: A National Resource

    Created: 16 July 2015

    This document is to support personalised planning and learning for students with disability. All educators are encouraged to use this document for personalised planning, and to...

  10. Planning for Personalised Learning and Support: A National Resource

    Created: 16 July 2015

    This document is to support personalised planning and learning for students with disability. All educators are encouraged to use this document for personalised planning, and to...

  11. Research report- Best practice adjustments for Students with Disability

    Created: 17 July 2020

    Reseach report

  12. Spanish Fact Sheet for the NCCD

    Created: 5 August 2015

    Fact sheet for parents/carers in Spanish

  13. Students with Disability Loading in 2014 provided to Holy Spirit College, Bellambi

    Created: 7 July 2015

    Students with disability loading provided to Holy Spirit College, Bellambi in 2014

  14. Vietnamese Fact Sheet for the NCCD

    Created: 5 August 2015

    Fact sheet for parents/carers in Vietnamese

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