Disability

Overview

The Department is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible and safe work environment free from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

All applicants and employees including those with disabilities are to be treated respectfully and equitably in all stages of the employment process including:

  • recruitment and selection
  • professional development & training
  • performance management
  • promotion or transfer

The Department acknowledges the significance of employment for people with disabilities, and makes reasonable adjustments to provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities in its workplaces.

All employees, managers and school leaders should be aware of their rights and responsibilities with respect to legislation and Department policy.

Disability Action Plan 2013-2016

The Disability Action Plan 2013-16 outlines a wide range of strategies and actions that celebrate and recognise diversity and the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities in our economy and communities.

The Disability Action Plan addresses 3 key areas:

  • Workforce – by increasing knowledge and skills to meet the learning and development needs of children and young people with disabilities.
  • Children and young people – by improving learning, development and wellbeing outcomes and enhancing transitions from school to higher education or employment.
  • Parents and carers – by engaging, informing and supporting parents and carers of children with disabilities.

Case Studies of Employees with a Disability

For case studies that describe the challenges, opportunities and achievements of employees with a disability, see Case Studies of Employees with a Disability below. 

Other Resources

Policy and Guidelines

  • Disability and Reasonable Adjustment in the Workplace Policy (PDF)  (Last Updated August 2013)
  • Disability Action Plan 2013-2016 (PDF ) (Word )
  • Case Studies of Employees with a Disability (PDF)

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