Disability and Reasonable Adjustment


The Department is committed to building diverse and inclusive workplaces and developing workplace cultures that are safe and accessible, build respect, foster inclusiveness, promote diversity and embrace the unique skills and qualities of all our employees.

All applicants and employees, including those with disability, must 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 understands that there are a range of factors that impact on people’s employment, and for some people with a disability workplace adjustments may be required to assist them at work. Reasonable adjustments are provided in Department workplaces where required. 

All employees, managers and school leaders should be aware of their rights and responsibilities to ensure that these are upheld. You can learn more about this, the relevant legislation and Department policy under Policy and Guidelines below.

The Disability Action Plan

The Department commits to supporting people with a disability to live satisfying everyday lives through its Disability Action Plan 2018–2021. This Plan describes what the Department will do over the life of the plan to support the Victorian Government’s vision for an inclusive Victoria, and to ensure that students and employees are supported to reach their potential.

The Department's Disability Employment Plan 2019-2022 sets out the Department's commitment to boosting employment opportunities and career experiences for people with disability.  It includes a range of actions that will set stronger foundations through policy, procedures and processes that will remove barriers and ensure increased inclusion across our workplaces.

  • Disability Employment Plan  (PDF)  (WORD)

Other Resources

Policy and Guidelines

  • Disability and Reasonable Adjustment in the Workplace Policy 
    (PDF)  (Last Updated August 2013)

Further Information

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