The Higher Education Disability Support Program provides funding to eligible higher education providers, to assist with supporting students with disability to access, participate and succeed in higher education.
Funding is allocated by formula, based on enrolment numbers of domestic students with disability at a provider, and the total number of students with disability at all eligible higher education providers. A smaller funding component reimburses providers for equipment and educational supports for students with disability with high-cost needs.
Providers may use funding for staff training, to better support students with disability, and to modify course content, teaching materials and delivery methods to better meet the needs of students with disability.
Eligible higher education providers are those listed at Table A of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003. Program guidelines can be found in the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) 2012.
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The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)
ADCET is an online resource, hosted by the University of Tasmania, that provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, teachers and students with disability, on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector. Further information is at the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training website.