Australian Legislation

“It’s our responsibility to design a system that helps all children and families to thrive” – Unknown

Australia has federal legislation in the form of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005). Schools are obligated to comply with this legislation, and therefore must consult with students and their parents, and implement reasonable adjustments to ensure equitable access, participation and achievement.

A series of courses designed to support schools and education professionals to uphold their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) are housed as e-learning modules on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability website.

A fact sheet on the Disability Standards for Education (2005) can be found here:

The fact sheet provides a summary of the key aspects of the legislation, and outlines its associated rights and requirements.