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Launch - eLearning Disability Awareness Supporting Students in VET

The resource focuses on how VET Staff and Educators can communicate, interact and respond to the needs of individuals with disability to positively influence their experience and educational outcomes. Additionally, it explores how development, delivery and assessment practices can also have a significant impact. It promotes accessibility and inclusion and the reduction of barriers in vocational education and training.

The training is divided into two programs:

Program One: VET Staff Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for staff who work in the VET Sector and focuses on promoting awareness about the rights of students with disability, the needs and requirements of students, and responsibilities of registered training organisations.

Program Two: VET Educators Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for VET Educators and focuses on promoting a range of practices such as universal design for learning and reasonable adjustments, to support the development and implementation of inclusive delivery and assessment strategies, responsive to the needs and requirements of students with disability.

The project was funded by Skills TAS, Training and Work Pathways Program 2019 and the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training Product Development Program.  These training programs aim to build further understanding and confidence in supporting students with disability to be successful in completing studies in vocational education and training (VET).