Disability Standards for Education - 2020 Review

Have your say about the Disability Standards for Education 2005.

Access and participation in education supports people to participate fully in society and maximises life opportunities. Positive education experiences can have a profound impact on an individual’s life and can lead to further study, employment and opportunities for meaningful engagement.

​The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, on behalf of the Minister for Education, is undertaking a review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) through a consultation process. The law says the Standards need to be reviewed every 5 years.

The Standards help to make sure students with disability can access and participate in education and training on the same basis as students without disability. This supports people with disability to be able to participate fully in society and have more opportunities throughout their life.

To understand whether the Standards are doing their job, the consultation process is seeking the everyday experiences of current, former and prospective students, families, carers, education providers, teachers, educators and advocates.

Have Your Say

The consultation process will run until the 25th September 2020. Share your experiences and perspectives by:

Making a submission

Completing the online questionnaire


For information in Auslan, please review the Auslan translation of Review Discussion Paper.