Legal Obligations

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Below are some resources of particular relevance to registered training providers and their obligations:

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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)
ADCET supports the work of disability practitioners and teachers by providing post-secondary education, training and employment information and resources for people with disability or ongoing medical conditions. You can also subscribe to their newsletter.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is expected to provide additional opportunities for supporting students with a disability. Although full details are yet to be announced, a fact sheet provides a general overview of the support the NDIS will provide in relation to higher education and vocational training.

Additional resources that may be useful for Registered Training Organisations in considering their obligations can be found at the following sites:

Commonwealth Government Disability Standards for Education (2005)
Formulated by the Attorney-General under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), The Education Standards provide a framework to ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Education Standards do this by providing clarity and specificity for education and training providers and for students with disability.

Disability Discrimination Act – Education Standards Website
This site was designed to help users understand important parts of the DDA Education Standards. Whether a person with a disability, an associate of a person with a disability, or a person involved in the delivery of education, this website is aimed at improving understanding of important parts of the DDA Education Standards. It does not cover the full detail of the DDA Education Standards but it does highlight the more important issues relating to the Standards.

The Department of Education
The Department of Education provides some additional information about the Disability Standards for Education and recent reviews.