• Inclusive Education

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) & the Disability Standards for Education (DSE): A School's Obligation

PL # 12858.
Starting on 12 May 2021
Cancellation permitted until 06/05/2021
For Members$25
Registration Close Date 6/05/2021
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)


The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE) are important federal legislation and standards that school must consider and comply with when considering applications for enrolment and throughout the time a student is enrolled in the school including if enrolment status changes and when transitioning out of secondary education.
A sound knowledge of the Standards and obligations is also recommended as part of participating in a school's NCCD decision making processes and reporting obligations.
The 2015 review of the DSE found schools need greater understanding of their legal obligations in catering for students with disability and require further support to better understand what they must do to better cater for students with disability in schools in meeting their legal obligations.
This session will familiarise participants with the legislation as it pertains to education and offer guidelines on appropriate policies and procedures, explore the concept of 'reasonable adjustments' and provide advice on procedural steps and documentation in order to cater for students with disability.


Tania Wray (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Consultant

Tania Wray is an experienced Inclusive Education Consultant at AISWA and currently supports schools with high quality consultancy, advice and professional learning in the areas of Inclusive Education, Child Protection, disability legislation, diversity/differentiation, special education and home to school transition. Tania is a qualified Primary Teacher and Specialist Teacher (Disability/Vision Impairment) and has extensive teaching and leadership experience in Early Childhood Intervention, Primary settings and special educational schools (ECE/Primary/Secondary). This includes past specialist team leadership and consultancy support to WA schools for students with Sensory Impairments (Vision/DeafBlind/HI). Tania is qualified to provide training in Protective Behaviours (KS:CPC, PB West), Early Childhood Intervention Inclusion, Sensory Disability, Team-Teach and is currently studying Statutory Child Protection. As a South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) Member, Tania is an accomplished National and South Pacific conference speaker on disability and sensory impairments. 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 11:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

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Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

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