What we're doing to support children and young people with additional needs

Every classroom is diverse. Every child brings their own unique set of strengths and challenges. All children have the ability to learn.

Inclusive education ensures that all young people living with disabilities or additional needs can participate, achieve and grow.

The Department is implementing a suite of policies and programs to strengthen inclusive education in Victorian government schools.


 Inclusive education - students in the classroom

Inclusion in the Education State

Specialist students’ skills on show in Melbourne

Croxton Specialist School students showed their gardening talents to the world as part of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Books for kids of all abilities

Braille books are giving kids like Robert the opportunity to read and participate in school.

​Learning through gaming: Minecraft Education Edition at school

Video games have always been hugely popular with kids, and these teachers are using Minecraft to teach them valuable learning and social skills.

I CAN breaks down barriers for autistic students

Autistic school students shared their experiences at an International Day of People with Disabilities panel discussion with State government staff and educational professionals.

Yarra Me School opens and gets kids back on track

The new Yarra Me School is open to support at-risk students to get back into mainstream education.

Inclusive space improves wellbeing at Chelsea Heights Primary School

Chelsea Heights Primary School's new sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas will support students with disabilities.

$61 million funding package for inclusive education

Yarrabah School in Aspendale is excited being included in a new $61 million State Government funding package to support kids with disabilities so they wont get left behind.

Education support staff wins PASS Award

Kris Angelovski won a 2017 Principals' Association of Specialist Schools (PASS) Award for creating Barwon Valley School's unique gardening program, which gives better learning outcomes to at-risk students with disabilities.