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Access Plans for VET Educators – Professional Learning Resources

The Access Plans for VET Educators Professional Learning Resources (November 2020) are a comprehensive and adaptable suite of resources that can be contextualised to your training organisation and educational teams, providing up to a two-hour professional learning session for VET Educators about what to do when they receive a student’s Access Plan.

The aim of the professional learning is to develop VET Educator understanding of their roles and responsibilities when developing and implementing Access Plans. Participants will develop a broader and deeper understanding of reasonable adjustments and the range of resources and supports available. This understanding can improve confidence in VET educator professional conversations and strengthen student engagement and self-management of their individual plans.

Topics include:

  • What is an Access Plan? 
  • Legal Framework 
  • An Access Plan’s Purpose
  • Role of Equity Services, Educators and Students 
  • Confidentiality and Disclosure 
  • Inherent Requirements and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Implementing, Documenting and Reviewing Access Plans

These professional learning resources have been collaboratively developed by Disability Practitioners and Educators from TAFE Queensland, TasTAFE, TAFE NSW, Charles Darwin University, TAFE Western Australia and TAFE SA.

If you have reviewed or used our Access Plans for VET Educator Resources we would love to hear from you. Please complete the brief survey to assist us in promoting and continuously improving the resource.

The resources include:

If you use these resources and have any feedback please do not hesitate to contact Jen Cousins, Teaching and Learning Specialist - Accessibility and Inclusive Education TAFE SA:, or Meredith Jackson, Lead Vocational Teacher - Disability Services, Student Services, SkillsTech, TAFE Queensland:

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  • Pathways15: Access Plans for VET Educators: A Call to Arms This link takes you away from the ADCET page
    This presentation explores the key challenges equity practitioners experience in working with educators in responding effectively and appropriately to access plans, the challenge of building educator capability in facilitating conversations, exploring inherent requirements and reasonable adjustments, and documenting these negotiations and agreements. We will showcase the new professional learning framework and resource, developed by our COP, encompassing the purpose of the access plan; educator and equity practitioner roles and responsibilities and strategies to optimise a positive learning experience for students with disability.