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Reasonable adjustment

An adjustment is an action taken to enable a student with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.

Australian legislation requires reasonable adjustments to be made for students where necessary to allow their access and participation in education on the same basis as students without disability. These adjustments are made in consultation with the student and/or their associates. Any adjustment required must be made within a reasonable time.

An adjustment is reasonable if it balances the interests of all parties affected.

Learn more about reasonable adjustments in Section 3.4 of the Disability Standards for Education 2005.


Reference date

The date at which schools identify the student population to count for the purposes of NCCD. For the NCCD, this is the same date as the schools census collected under the Australian Education Act 2013; that is, the first Friday in August.

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