Disability provisions policy

ACE 10001

Last Updated: 13 June 2018

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) require the NSW Education Standards Authority (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:

  1. reading the examination questions; and/or
  2. communicating his or her responses.

Principals have the authority to decide on, and to implement, disability provisions for school-based assessment tasks including examinations.