The Disability Standards for Education 2005 are currently being reviewed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
As part of the 2020 review, an extensive community consultation process is currently underway to seek feedback about whether the standards are effective or if any improvements can be made.
Current, former and prospective students with disability, their families and carers, advocates, educators, and other members of the public are invited to share their experiences, views and ideas to inform the review of the standards.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, engagement activities will mostly be held online via a dedicated 2020 review Consultation Hub. The hub offers a range of different ways that participants can share their views and ideas, and will be open until 11.59pm on Friday 25 September.
A series of webinars is also available for interested participants to share their experiences and opinions.
The webinars will be fully accessible, and will include Auslan translation and captioning. The webinars are open to the public, and each will have a different theme. These are:
• Educators webinar on Wednesday 19 August, 3.30-5.30pm
• Tertiary education webinar on Thursday 20 August, 3-5pm
• Early childhood webinar on Thursday 27 August, 4.30-6pm.
For more information about the upcoming webinars visit the frequently asked questions page.
A discussion paper has been developed with guiding questions to help interested participants have their say.
For more information email [email protected]
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