Have your say: 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

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Consultation for the Disability Standards for Education 2020 Review is now open.

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On 16 July 2020, public consultation commenced for the 2020 Review (the Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).

The Standards were established to ensure students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability. They help people understand the rights of students with disability, and make clear the obligations and responsibilities of education providers to students with disability. 

What is happening?

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment is reviewing the Standards through an extensive community consultation process. The Standards are reviewed every five years to test if they remain effective in achieving their objects for students with disability and whether any improvements could be made. 

We want to hear ideas and experiences from current, former and prospective students with disability, their families and carers, advocates, educators and other key stakeholders on the effectiveness of the Standards. A discussion paper has been developed with guiding questions to help you have your say.

How can you be involved?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most engagement activities will occur online through a dedicated Consultation Hub. To register to be involved, or to make a submission, visit the Consultation Hub.

Consultations are open until 11.59pm AEST on Friday, 25 September 2020.

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