Disability Standards for Education 2005
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 commence on 1 May 2005. These are commonly referred to as the Education Standards and are a Disability Standard, residing under the legal framework of the DDA.
The Education Standards provide a framework to ensure students with disability can participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards do this by clarifying the obligations for education and training providers and for students with a disability.
The Standards set out a process to ensure students with a disability are provided opportunities to realise their potential on the same basis as other students.
Notwithstanding this, the Education Standards provides for Reasonable Adjustments, meaning that education providers can make accommodations to suit the needs of a student if it is reasonable in relation to a student with a disability if it balances the interests of all parties affected.
A copy of the Education Standards can be downloaded from the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation.