Program for Students with Disabilities
With over 580,000 students in more than 1,520 government schools, Victoria has a strong and vibrant education system that celebrates diversity, and is committed to supporting the achievement and participation of all students.
The Department is committed to delivering an inclusive education system that ensures all students have access to a quality education that meets their diverse needs.
The Department provides a range of policies, programs and resources for schools to support the delivery of high quality schooling for all students, including students with disabilities. These resources may be provided in the Student Resource Package, through student support services including psychologists, social workers, youth workers, speech pathologists and visiting teachers or through specific early identification and intervention programs. The Program for Students with Disabilities is one such form of provision available to schools.
Program for Students with Disabilities - guidelines and documents
The PSD Guidelines and documents to support application procedures are available for download.
Students turning 19 or older and completing a senior secondary course in 2017
For students supported by the PSD who are turning 19 or older and completing a senior secondary course in 2017, schools are referred to the guidance and form below:
For students eligible for the PSD and turning 19 or older in 2017, documentation must be submitted by 28 February 2017.
Based on the specific requirements for students turning 20 or older in 2017, documentation should be submitted by 18 November 2016.
Student Support Group guidelines
The aims of the Student Support Group are to:
- ensure that those with the most knowledge of, and responsibility for the student, work together to establish shared goals for the student's educational future
- plan reasonable adjustments for the student to access the curriculum
- provide educational planning that is ongoing throughout the student's life
- monitor the progress of the student.
See the following guidelines for the Student Support Group, including the templates for personalised learning and support planning:
Language Support Program
The Language Support Program was developed in response to recommendations from the Ministerial Working Group for Victorian government school communities to assist them in supporting students with language disorders and difficulties within their schools.
For more information, see: The
Language Support Program Professional Learning Guide. It has been developed to support Professional Development in LSP and provide access to professional development materials for a wide range of audiences.
Enhanced transition from kindergarten to school
An enhanced process supporting the transition to school for children with severe disabilities in receipt of a Kindergarten Inclusion Support package.
The process includes:
If you require any further clarification please call your school.