Disability provisions policy
Last Updated: 1 April 2019
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) require NESA to ensure that students with a disability are able to access and respond to an examination.
NESA may approve disability provisions for the Higher School Certificate examinations if a student has a permanent or temporary disability that would, in a normal examination situation, prevent him or her from:
- reading the examination questions; and/or
- communicating his or her responses.
Principals have the authority to decide on, and to implement, disability provisions for school-based assessment tasks including examinations.