Disability Standards for Education for early childhood (prior to school)
This course is designed to help you uphold your legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). These obligations focus on providing fair access to education for students with disability.
As you will discover by doing this course, Australians with disability still face considerable barriers, many of which begin at school. In your leadership role as an educator, you can make a huge difference. Your positive attitude and actions towards students with disability can set a high standard for your whole community.
eight free lessons.
30 mins per lesson
Work at your own pace.
Certificate of completion
How will this course benefit my school?
There is robust evidence that schools that focus on teaching and learning quality have a significant impact on student achievement.
Knowledge of how to apply the DDA and the Standards are essential parts of this process.
What's in this course?
This course is divided into two parts. A certificate of completion is awarded for each one.
Part 1 contains core content, essential to understanding the Standards (1.5 hours).
Part 2 explores how the Standards apply across different aspects of a student's educational experience (3 hours).
You can complete the topics at any time, as your progress will be recorded and saved automatically. If you exit the webpage, you can return and resume the course from the most recently accessed lesson or topic.
This course addresses Standard descriptors 4.4.2 and 7.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
NESA Accreditation for NSW Teachers
NESA accreditation will apply to Part 1 and Part 2 for all courses completed from March 11, 2019.
For proficient teachers
Completing Disability Standards For Education For Early Childhood (Prior To School) will contribute 1 hour and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing Standard Descriptor 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Completing Disability Standards For Education For Early Childhood (Prior To School) will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing Standard Descriptors 4.4.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
NSW Department of Education have a preference to deliver these courses through MyPL for ease of Professional Development hours transfer to NESA. We urge all NSW government sector teachers to exit this portal and complete the learning using MyPL.
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