Collecting data on school students with disability helps
teachers, principals and education authorities support the participation of
students with disability in schooling on the same basis as students without
All Australian Governments have agreed to work together on
the annual collection of data on school students with disability.
All Australian schools participate in this annual data
The data provided to the Australian Government is aggregated
data only. Please be reassured that the Department will not provide on to
another organisation any data that can identify an individual student. The only
data being collected at the school level to be reported nationally is the:
• number of
students in the school who are provided with an adjustment to address a
• level of
adjustments we provide for those students; and
category of disability.
Consultation with parents is important not only for the data
collection but also to ensure you are aware of the adjustments being provided
to support your child. We will therefore continue to consult with you.
While only data that cannot identify your child will be
submitted outside of the Department, if you do not wish for your child’s
details to be included, please let me know.
Information and fact sheets are available to help you make a
decision from the:
Government Department of Education website:
Alternatively, if you have any queries about the collection
or use of this data I encourage you to contact me directly.