Everyone has the right to learn.
In fact, an inclusive culture is key to the success of any educational or training provider.
The law requires education providers to support students with disability and make reasonable adjustments where necessary. This includes all public and private educational institutions, primary and secondary schools, and tertiary institutions such as TAFE, private colleges and universities.
Disability Standards for Education
All education providers must adhere to the Disability Discrimination Act (1992). This sets out the Disability Standards for Education that ensure students with disability can participate in education on the same basis as other students.
Disability Standards for Education also specify the provision of reasonable adjustments for students with disability – such as changes to a physical environment, modified communication systems or educational materials being made available in alternative formats.
Learn more about Disability Standards for Education
Southern Sydney Directory
This Directory provides information about services for people with disability in the Sutherland Shire area and includes services in neighbouring areas such as St George and Bankstown. Download your copy of the 2018 Directory.
NDIS Pre-planning Toolkits
The NDCO Program has released 8 new resources on Getting the Right Support at the Right Time from the Right People. These resources are an NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training. They are designed to be used before starting a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider.
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Autism Spectrum
- Blind or Vision Impairment
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Pre-planning toolkit (High Res)
- Intellectual Disability – please note an Easy English version is currently being developed.
- Mental Health
- Ongoing Health Condition
- Physical Disability