What are my school’s obligations under the legislation?
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) require that all Australian schools:
ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability
make or provide 'reasonable adjustments' for students where necessary to enable their access and participation
provide reasonable adjustments in consultation with the student and/or their associates; for most students, this means their parents, guardians or carers.
Sound knowledge and understanding of school obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Standards will assist schools in understanding and implementing the NCCD. It is strongly recommended that school support staff and teachers undertake professional learning about the legislation prior to completing the NCCD.