The Department runs an assessment service to support applications for the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) in the categories of Intellectual Disability or Severe Language Disorder with Critical Educational Needs. Assessments on behalf of students under these two categories must be completed through this service.
Assessment Australia is contracted by the Department to manage the service with all assessments conducted by qualified and 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
It is advised that your child’s school has your child’s relevant student information on hand when contacting the assessment service.
For more information, see
Assessments Australia – Making a Referral .