Program for Students with Disabilities

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​​The Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) provides funding for eligible students with disabilities who attend regular and specialist schools.

The funding is given directly to schools via the Student Resource Package.

Supplementary programs

  • Home-based educational support provides assistance to schools to deliver home based education to students who cannot attend school due to their disability.
  • Medical and accessibility support lists additional programs that exist under the Program for Students with Disabilities to assist students with specific needs. Individual program guidelines and application forms can be accessed from this page.​

Inclusiv​​e classroom school resource

The Association for Children with a Disability has developed an online Inclusive Classroom School Resource for teachers in Victorian government mainstream primary school provides information about teaching students with a disability and working in partnership to support the educational needs of all students. See: Inclusive Classroom School Resource

Positive edu​​​cation planning

The Positive Education Planning booklet, developed by the Association for Children with a Disability, describes positive planning for children with disabilities attending Victorian government primary schools. It provides information and support to parents of children with disabilities and emphasises the importance of a positive partnership with the child's school as the foundation of a successful school experience for both the child and family. For the booklet, see: Positive Education Planning

Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools

The Victorian Government made a commitment to establish Victoria as the Education State where every Victorian has an equal right to the knowledge and skills to shape their lives. Part of this work is to promote inclusive practices in schools so they can better support all children and young people, including those with disabilities and special needs.

The Special Needs Plan is part of this vision because every child deserves a great education to reach their full potential, especially those with special needs who already face additional challenges in their lives. Work is under way on each of the commitments in the Government's Special Needs Plan.

For detailed information on the Special Needs Plan, see: Special Needs Plan