education.vic.gov.au

Resources

Please refer to the department’s collated list of links and resources to support disability inclusion (DOCX)External Link .

General information about Disability Inclusion

Resources to support Tier 2 school-level funding implementation

Resources to support schools to target students for Tier 2 support

Resources to support schools to build capacity and capability

  • Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES) is an assessment and reporting tool. ABLES Professional LearningExternal Link helps school staff understand how to use ABLES to assess students, create reports and track progress. There are 5 modules, each focusing on a specific element of the ABLES suite of resources and each requiring approximately one hour of online participation per module.
  • Inclusive Classrooms Professional Learning ProgramExternal Link – a suite of evidence-based professional development that includes: Human rights approach to diversity and inclusion, individual education planning professional learning, supporting students with autism, supporting students with learning difficulties including dyslexia, supporting students with learning difficulties including dyscalculia, supporting students with hearing loss, supporting students with oral language and learning, supporting students with vision impairment and supporting student behaviour.
  • Inclusive Foundations for Children with Disability – Primary SchoolExternal Link – this AllPlay Learn Online Professional Learning Course provides practical strength and evidence based strategies and resources to help primary school teachers and schools create inclusive education environments for children with developmental challenges and disabilities. This course takes 4 to 6 hours to complete.
  • Inclusive Foundations for Children with Disability – Secondary SchoolExternal Link – this AllPlay Learn Online Professional Learning Course provides practical strength and evidence based strategies and resources to help primary school teachers and schools create inclusive education environments for children with developmental challenges and disabilities. This course takes 4 to 6 hours to complete.
  • Education Support Staff Working in Classroom Support Roles policy and guidelines – supports principals and school leaders to make decisions about the effective use of education support staff in the classroom.

Resources to support schools plan for adjustments

Resources to support schools to make teaching, assessment and reporting adjustments

Resources to support schools to make environment and resource adjustments

  • The Inclusion and Diversity Policy templateExternal Link (staff login required) has been developed by the department's Legal Division as a school-wide policy for inclusion.
  • Student Engagement Policy provides advice, resources and strategies to assist schools to create an effective local student engagement policy which provides the basis on which schools develop and maintain safe, supportive and inclusive school environments.
  • Equipment and Assistive Technology Professional Practice GuidesExternal Link support schools to identify, purchase and implement inclusive equipment and assistive technology that will best meet the needs of their students. Practice guides are available on inclusive equipment and assistive technology, portable soundfield systems, inclusive software, and Boardmaker.
Resources to support Tier 2 school-level funding implementation

Reviewed 16 September 2022

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