Skip to main content

Inclusive teaching and learning

The Disability Standards for Education and Universities Australia guidelines require that courses or programs are inclusive and enable equitable participation by students with disability.

Federal guidelines

Disability Standards for Education

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 require that courses or programs are designed in such as way that a student with disability is able to participate in learning experiences on the same basis as a student without disability.

Universities Australia guidelines

Universities Australia (formerly known as the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee) has also provided guidelines for a student with disability, which require that:

  • Design of curricula should be inclusive and student centred
  • The delivery and assessment methods of courses should be inclusive
  • All learning environments should provide opportunities for equitable participation for students with  disability.

Visit the Universities Australia guidelines for students with a disability (2006).


The following links provide useful resources for inclusive teaching and learning: