Mandated Disability Standards training for school leaders

Project summary


  • Every school leader* understands their legal obligations under the Disability Standards for Education (DSE) and uses it as a first step in building an inclusive school culture.
  • Encourage more staff to complete the e-learning modules

*School leaders are defined as Directors, Education Leadership, Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistants Principals and Head Teachers.


  • Create cultural change in all schools to support inclusion of students with disability.
  • Increase teachers’ confidence and ability in teaching students with disability.
  • Create a fundamental foundational knowledge in supporting students with disability, to support continued professional learning for students with disability.

What will success look like?

  • Students with disability are learning to their fullest capability and on the same basis as students without a disability.
  • Teachers are equipped with the knowledge to identify opportunities and implement adjustments with confidence.
  • Families of students with disability feel included in the process of identifying and implementing reasonable adjustments, and welcome to the school.

How will success be measured?

  • Monitoring completion of the Disability Standards for Education Leaders course.

Key project milestones

  • Ongoing: All Education Leaders complete the mandated training
  • Ongoing: Newly appointed leaders are engaged early to enrol and complete the training

Project Governance

  • Division: Learning Improvement
  • Project executive: Executive Director, Inclusion and Wellbeing
  • Project lead: Director, Disability Strategy
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