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About this Resource

Welcome to our website about the Disability Standards for Education 2005. This resource aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education among individuals, families and communities throughout Australia. It was developed by the University of Canberra in collaboration with ten funding partners:

  • Australian Capital Territory Government Education and Training Directorate
  • Australian Government Department of Education
  • Catholic Education Commission New South Wales
  • New South Wales Department of Education and Communities
  • Northern Territory Government Department of Education
  • Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment
  • South Australian Department for Education and Child Development
  • The Department of Education Tasmania
  • The Department of Education Western Australia
  • Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

The above agencies collaborated with the University of Canberra for three years to develop this resource and a suite of online lessons for school staff under the Disability Standards for Education eLearning project.

This is a general resource about the rights of students with disability and how schools can work with students and their families to support them. For more detailed advice about specific disabilities, we encourage you to contact an advocacy or support organisation with specialist knowledge of your situation.

The suite of online lessons for staff of Australian education providers is available at - http://dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/.



This work is copyright. Apart from any permitted use under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or as indicated for specific items, no part of this resource may be reproduced by any process without the written permission of the University of Canberra.

For further information, contact the Education Institute at the University of Canberra.



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Graphic design is by Tin and Ed. The bag illustration concept was contributed by Grace Bryant.

Most persons appearing in videos and photographs in this e-learning resource, except those in videos owned by other parties, are actors portraying roles, and may or may not have a disability themselves.

Many individuals, including parents and carers of students with disability, were consulted in the development of this resource. The University of Canberra is grateful to the many schools and individuals who contributed to the development of this product.



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