Programs 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 additional support within the Student Resource Package for eligible students with disabilities in regular and specialist schools.

Documentation relating to the PSD including the Program for Students with Disabilities Guidelines and Student Support Group Guidelines can be accessed online at Handbook and Guidelines

  • Assessment Service details processes for PSD applications on behalf of students in the categories of Intellectual Disability and Severe Language Disorder with Critical Education Needs.
  • PSDMS - Program for Students with Disabilities Management System provides reference guides and support information for the system used by schools, central and regional offices to support processes associated with the PSD.
  • Home-Based Educational Support Program enables students with severe disabilities to access an educational program where they are unable to attend school due to the nature of their disability.  The Home-Based Educational Support Program guidelines and application form can be accessed from this page.
  • Supplementary Programs exist under the Program for Students with Disabilities to assist schools support students with specific needs.  Individual program guidelines and application forms can be accessed from this page.

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

Further Information

Further information regarding students with disabilities can be accessed below.