How to get involved

We want to hear from anyone with an interest in making sure students with disability can access and participate in education.

We are particularly interested in the experiences and views of current, former and prospective students with disability, their families and carers, advocates and educators. Your feedback will help us understand how well the Standards work and if changes are needed to improve them.

Our public consultations will run from 16 July 2020 to 25 September 2020.

There are a number of ways you can share your experiences, views and ideas to inform the Review. Find out more about the ways you can engage by selecting an option below.

Ways to engage

Webinars and a number of other consultation events have been held during the review process. Registration for these events is now closed.

We encourage you to complete the questionnaire or send a submission to contribute to the review.

If you are a young person (under 25) who would like to get involved in upcoming youth consultation events, please contact us at


All of the information and supporting materials you need to have your say are available on this Consultation Hub.

For more information about how to get involved in the Review consultations, including support to register for a webinar or to complete the questionnaire, please contact The Social Deck at or phone 0491 617 118.

If you or a family member need immediate help or counselling, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 224 636

The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.

Visit the National Relay Service website for further assistance.

If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 for the cost of a local call. TIS National operates nationally and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 160 languages and dialects.

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Privacy Notice

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988, and is collected by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment to keep you updated on the 2020 Review (the Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. The consequences for not providing some or all of your personal information are that the department cannot inform you about activities related to the Review.

Your information may also be provided to a third-party service provider that is supporting the department to conduct the Review. The third-party service provider will only use your information to keep you updated on the Review, and will not use your information for any other purposes.

You can get more information about the way in which the department will manage your personal information, including information on accessing or correcting your information, and how to make a complaint, in our full privacy policy, at or by requesting a copy from the department at