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Course Description

In essence, teachers make decisions about making reasonable adjustments for their students every day. It’s part of the organic nature of teaching - that we recognise and cater to the fact that all of our students are unique and individual.

For students with disabilities, it is cemented inside the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Standards for Education (2005) that as educators we are legally obligated to make reasonable adjustments to enable ‘every student to participate in learning’ (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability, 2021). 

What this means is that under the Disability Standards, reasonable adjustments are a fundamental right that enable diverse students to participate in learning on the ‘same basis as other students’ (Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2022).

So…what does this mean for teachers and schools?

It is critical, in this diverse and inclusive world, that we recognise the need for individualisation for education and, as educators, that we know how to achieve this within our classroom, curriculum, lesson planning and classroom management.

This course will outline your legal obligations under the DDA (1992) and the DSE (2005) and provide strategies for how to make reasonable adjustments an integral part of your day-to-day planning. This is vital information for any educator in today’s educational environment/s.


All teachers/educators who will be responsible for students with diverse educational needs. 

Teaching Standards

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability: Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements

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$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module One - Understanding Policy & Legislation

    • Understanding Legislation & Policy

    • Human Rights Conventions & International Guidelines

    • Human Rights in the Context of Inclusive Education

    • Programs For Funding & Accountability Across the States

    • Activity: Reflections

  • 3

    Module Two - The Role of the Curriculum

    • Making Adjustments to the Australian Curriculum

    • Making Reasonable Adjustments - Why, What, When & How?

    • Tested in the Courts

    • Activity: Court Ruling

    • Activity: Watch Video & Reflect

  • 4

    Module Three - Adjustments are not the Responsibility of the Disabled Student

    • Imputed Disability & the NCCD

    • The Role of the Teacher

    • Learner Profiles

    • Equity & Barriers

    • Making Adjustments to Assessment

    • Activity: Make Sure Each Child is Known

  • 5

    Module Four - Teaching Frameworks and Strategies

    • Universal Design for Learning

    • School Commitments to Learning

    • High Impact Teaching Strategies

    • What Makes a Great Teacher?

    • Activity: What Makes a Great Teacher?

  • 6

    Module Five - Strategies to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Individual Students

    • Creating an Inclusive Classroom Culture

    • Adjustments Across the Curriculum

    • The Role of Technology in Making Reasonable Adjustments

    • Reflection: What Adjustments Can You Make?

  • 7

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Making Reasonable Adjustments in the Inclusive Classroom will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptor 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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