Most students with disability attend their local school, where they are living. There are also three Support Schools across the state.
All students have the right to feel safe, supported, included and engaged in learning. Schools work with families of students with disability to make sure they have the support they need to learn and participate in all parts of school life.
In Tasmania most students go to their local school. There are also 3 support schools around the state. There is a process once a year where a student can be nominated to attend a Support School. This process considers if the student is eligible to attend the support school.
We are committed to helping all students learn through high quality inclusive education that makes sure all students access and participate in the Australian Curriculum in a way that meets their needs.
We value students and their school communities. We help schools to understand and respond to many different needs of students.
We work collaboratively with the families of students with disability to achieve positive outcomes for all students with disability.
We are guided by the Disability Standards for Education 2005 | Australian Department of Education. We make sure that all staff know their role in providing reasonable adjustments for students with disability so each student can join in and learn.
We have also adopted the DECYP Accessible Island: Tasmania’s Disability Framework for Action 2018-2021 (PDF 1.1MB). The plan describes how we work together as a department to provide an inclusive environment for all learners and staff with disability.
Our key support areas
Support for students with disability is provided across the following key areas:
- Resourcing to schools for students with disability
- Specialist services to support students with disability
National Disability Insurance Scheme
We work with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to help students and their families access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS supports Australians with a disability to have better life outcomes.
More information about the NDIS is found here: