The number of students in Queensland state schools with a recognised disability is increasing. The highest rates of growth are students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and hearing impairment.

Schools may need to make reasonable adjustments to the way they teach students with disability, or the way the students access the school, to ensure they can participate. For example, where some students with an autism spectrum disorder find handwriting stressful and difficult, the school may use word processing technology as an alternative.

All schools receive resourcing to support students with disability and can request access to a range of regional specialist services.

Audit Objective

This audit will examine whether the Department of Education is effectively and efficiently supporting students with disability to maximise their education outcomes.

Who we might audit
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.
Parliamentary Committee
Education, Employment and Small Business Committee
Audit status
Anticipated tabling: to be advised