Disability Standards for Education - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are an education or training provider. Education providers include:

  • preschools
  • public and private primary and secondary schools
  • post compulsory education and training authorities and providers (including private training providers, industry skills centres and Registered Training Organisations)
  • higher education providers
  • providers of adult and community education
  • organisations or bodies involved in the development and accreditation of curricula, training packages or courses.

This standard sets out the minimum requirements regarding access, reasonable adjustments, enrolment, participation and curriculum design with the aim of ensuring that as far as possible students with a disability have the same access to education as the rest of the community.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department
Civil Justice and Legal Services Group
International Law and Human Rights

Act(s) name

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Head Office
Attorney-General's Department
Civil Justice and Legal Services Group
International Law and Human Rights

Operating address:
3-5 National Circuit
Australian Capital Territory 2600


02 6141 6666

Supporting information


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