Disability standards

The Disability Standards for Education ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education the same as other students.

The standards:

  • clarify the obligations of education and training providers
  • clarify the rights of people with disability.

A primary objective of the standards is to make rights and responsibilities in education and training easier to understand.

The standards are subordinate legislation made under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 .

Guidance notes

Guidance notes to the standards include background information and comments intended to help people interpret and comply with the standards:

The standards cover:

  • enrolment
  • participation
  • curriculum development
  • accreditation and delivery
  • student support services
  • elimination of harassment and victimisation.

Fact sheets