'The education provider must take reasonable steps to ensure that the course of program is designed in such a way that the student is, or any student with a disability is, able to participate in the learning experiences (including the assessment and certification requirements) of the course or program, and any relevant supplementary course or program, on the same basis as a student without a disability, and without experiencing discrimination.' (Department of Education, 2006, page 23)
Measures that the education provider may implement to enable the student to participate in the learning experiences of the course or program, include measures ensuring that:
- The curriculum, teaching materials, and the assessment certification requirements for the course or program are appropriate to the needs of the student and accessible to him or her.
- The course or program delivery modes and learning activities take account of intended educational outcomes and learning capacities and needs of the student.
- The teaching and delivery strategies for the course or program are adjusted to meet the learning needs of the student and address any disadvantage in the student's learning resulting from his or her disability, including through the provision of additional support, such as bridging or enabling courses, or the development of disability-specific skills.
Please download our Disability Standards for Education 2005 (PDF 209KB)
DET Department of Education and Training, Australian Government (2006) Disability Standards for Education 2005 plus Guidance Notes.