The Department provides an assessment service to support applications for the Program for Students with Disabilities in the categories of Intellectual Disability and Severe Language Disorder with Critical Educational Needs. Assessments on behalf of students under these two categories must be completed through this service.
Assessments Australia is contracted by the Department to manage and administer the assessment service. All assessments are conducted by qualified and fully registered psychologists and speech pathologists.
For more information about the roles and responsibilities of Assessments Australia, schools and Student Support Services in the assessment of students for the Program for Students with Disabilities, see: Program for Students with Disabilities - Roles and responsibilities in the assessment process (docx - 1.39mb)
Referrals to Assessments Australia may be made by phoning 9663 6622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools should have relevant student information accessible when contacting the assessment service.
For more information, see: Assessments Australia – Making a Referral.