The Disability Standards for Education ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education the same as other students.
- 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 to the standards include background information and comments intended to help people interpret and comply with the standards:
The standards cover:
- curriculum development
- accreditation and delivery
- student support services
- elimination of harassment and victimisation.