Schools can refer students for assessment to see if they are eligible to apply for funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities.
The assessment categories are:
- intellectual disability
- severe language disorder with critical educational needs.
Assessments on behalf of students under these two categories must be completed through the service.
All assessments are conducted by qualified and fully registered psychologists and speech pathologists.
Refer a student
If the school believes a student may have an intellectual disability or severe language disorder with critical educational needs, they should make a referral to Assessments Australia on 9663 6622.
The school should have relevant student information on hand when contacting the assessment service.
For more information, see: Assessments Australia – Applying for a cognitive or language assessment through the PSD Assessment Service
The assessor will provide written reports and feedback to the school and parent/guardian/carer following the assessment.
Once the assessment is complete, the school submits an application by following the PSD handbook and guidelines
Assessments Australia is contracted by the Department to manage and administer the assessment service.
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 - 1.73mb)
For further information for parents see: Assessment Service for the Program for Students with Disabilities, or contact the school.