Does my child need a diagnosis?

My child doesn't have a diagnosis

Your child does not need a formal diagnosis of disability to receive support in mainstream classes.

The school's learning and support team works with students, parents and carers, classroom teachers and other professionals to identify students who would benefit from support – at any stage of a student's school life.

Talk to your local school - whether or not you have a diagnosis for your child - if you feel that they may have additional learning and support needs.

My child has a diagnosis

Your child may have a diagnosed disability that might benefit from additional support (known as targeted support).

Additionally, diagnosis of the following may also mean your child is eligible for targeted support:

  • Intellectual disability

  • Mental health disorder

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Physical disability

  • Sensory impairment (hearing and/or vision)

  • Behaviour disorders

Targeted support includes support in a mainstream class (called integration funding support), or placement in a support class in a mainstream school or a school for specific purposes.


  • Teaching and learning


  • Additional needs

Business Unit:

  • Student Support and Specialist Programs
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