Human resources

Disability and Reasonable Adjustment — Employees


The Department is committed to building diverse and inclusive workplaces and developing workplace cultures that are safe and accessible, build respect, foster inclusiveness, promote diversity and embrace the unique skills and qualities of all our employees.

All applicants and employees, including those with disability, must be treated respectfully and equitably in all stages of the employment process including:

  • recruitment and selection
  • professional development and training
  • performance management
  • promotion or transfer

The Department understands that there are a range of factors that impact on people’s employment, and for some people with a disability workplace adjustments may be required to assist them at work. Reasonable adjustments are provided in Department workplaces where required.

All employees, managers and school leaders should be aware of their rights and responsibilities to ensure that these are upheld. You can learn more about this, the relevant legislation and Department policy from the Policy and Guidelines tab.

Disability Action Plan

The Department commits to supporting people with a disability to live satisfying everyday lives through its Disability Action Plan 2018 to 2021. This plan describes what the Department will do over the life of the plan to support the Victorian Government’s vision for an inclusive Victoria, and to ensure that students and employees are supported to reach their potential.

The Disability Action Plan can be found in the Resources tab.

Disability Employment Plan

The Department's Disability Employment Plan 2019 to 2022 sets out the Department's commitment to boosting employment opportunities and career experiences for people with disability. It includes a range of actions that will set stronger foundations through policy, procedures and processes that will remove barriers and ensure increased inclusion across our workplaces.

The Disability Employment Plan can be found in the Resources tab.

Relevant Legislation

Overview of HR topic on reasonable adjustments and employees with disability. Also includes recruitment

Reviewed 11 March 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


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