The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) provides protection against discrimination based on disability. Under the Act the nature of a persons disability does not matter and relatives, friends and carers of a person with a disability are protected if they are discriminated against. The Act also covers harassment if a person is being taunted due to their disability or their association with a person who has a disability. The application of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to education and training providers means that an education provider must ensure that a person with a disability is not discriminated against and that changes are made to any practices or procedures that deliberately of inadvertently discriminate against students with disabilities.
There is also a Students with Disabilities: National Code of Practice for Australian Tertiary Institutions which sets out minimum standards, operating guidelines and best practice methods to ensure that students with disabilities are treated equitably and that all staff and organisational units exercise responsibility for equity provision in tertiary education.
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