Enrolment For Students With a Disability

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Enrolment in Local Schools

Students with disability can apply to enrol in their local school, in which case the Enrolment Procedures are applied (refer to section 3.4).

Principals may seek the advice of the Schools of Special Educational Needs or the School Psychology Service regarding teaching and learning adjustments.  

Principals may refer to the Student Health Care Policy for the development of health care plans.

Information for schools regarding the Individual Disability Allocation for eligible students with disability is available on the Disability Resourcing website.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or hearing impairment may be eligible to participate in specialist provision.  Principals may seek the advice of the Schools of Special Educational Needs regarding eligibility and provision.

Enrolment in Education Support Facilities, Including Local Placement

Students with disability can apply to enrol in education support facilities including education support centres, education support schools, or inclusive schools with specialist facilities. 

Standard enrolment

Education support facilities may offer enrolment to students in the following diagnostic disability categories:

Enrolment through local placement

Where a student does not meet the criteria for standard enrolment in education support facilities but demonstrates high educational need, local placement in an education support facility of up to one year is permitted to address identified personal needs with the expectation that the student returns to their local school.

Students with eligibility for an Individual Disability Allocation for Severe Mental Disorder or Physical Disability and demonstrated high educational need that cannot be met at their local school may be considered for local placement. 

Local placement in an education support facility is subject to: 

Where the student has an eligible diagnosis for an Individual Disability Allocation the resource allocated to the education support facility will be in accordance with the checklist submitted.  Students under local placement receive the same resourcing they would if they were in a local school.

Parent involvement and informed decision making