Know your rights

An important responsibility for people with a disability is to understand their rights. In Victoria people with a disability a protected by several legislative requirements. Depending on the issue the legislation that applies can be International, National or State.

Education

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.  The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the standards) were developed under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, and came into effect in August 2005. The standards must be reviewed every five years, in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department.


NDCO Program Disability Standards for Education Website

This website has been designed to help users understand important parts of the Disability Standards for Education. Whether you are a person with disability, an associate of a person with disability, or a person involved in the delivery of education, this website will help you understand some important parts of the Disability Standards for Education. It does not cover the full detail of the Disability Standards for Education, just the more important parts.

The information is provided in three different ways, Auslan, Audio or plain english guide. https://www.ddaedustandards.info/dda-edu/about.htm

'Your Right to an Education' is a simple guide to assist both students and professionals to understand how a student with a disability can be supported in an educational setting.



DDA Guide Getting an Education - Australian Human Rights Commission

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/dda-guide-getting-education


Disability and Disclosure

Deciding when, how and who to disclose your disability to is a personal decision and there are several issues you may need to want to think about.  There are some helpful resources available.

Choosing Your Path is a website that addresses these challenges for people with a disabilities educators and employers.

https://westernsydney.edu.au/choosingyourpath

If you would like to know more about the rights of people with a disability links to these and other relevant legislation including are available at www.humanrightscommission.
vic.gov.au