Disability Standards for Education - Australian Government


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 and clarify obligations 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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.


Act(s) name

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Disability Discrimination Regulations 1996 Australian Government

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Human Rights Commission

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Human Rights Commission

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: Level 3
175 Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5218
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Contact us other: 02 9284 9600