The CPEE acknowledges and supports the right of people with disabilities to realize their potential for intellectual, physical and social development.The CPEE is committed to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to access its program while complying with the Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005. The CPEE acknowledges and supports the right of people with disabilities to realize their potential for intellectual, physical and social development.This policy document affirms the commitment of the CPEE to ensure that people with disabilities are able to participate to the fullest extent possible in the educational programs offered by the CPEE. This Policy is supported by Procedures that outline the principles to be applied in the admission, progress and academic assessment of students with regard to CPEE programs.
The CPEE aims within its capabilities to provide services that will support and assist students to participate fully in academic programs without disadvantage. It will
- Encourage the adaptation of academic programs to accommodate students with disabilities, provided always that any modification does not affect the value or integrity of that program.
- Support the use of alternative methods of assessing the performance of a student with a disability where that student is unable, because of disability, to undertake assessment in the same manner as other students.
- Ensure that the delivery of any special services to students with disabilities is performed in a respectful manner.
- Ensure that the rights of students with disabilities to privacy and confidentiality are respected by all staff.
- Ensure that staff comply with the relevant State and Federal legislation that relates to Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for people with disabilities.
The CPEE also notes that:
- Students with disabilities will have access to all CPEE academic programs, unless the Academic Board deems that the curriculum could not be adapted to permit the student to meet the program’s educational objectives.
- It is the responsibility of all persons with disabilities to notify the CPEE of their disability and special needs during any application, enrolment and re-enrolment processes.
- Provision of appropriate support services may not be possible if a person with a disability fails to disclose the nature of the disability and their support needs prior to enrolment and re-enrolment.
- To ensure the equitable allocation of resources, the CPEE will request that a student supply evidence of the nature and extent of any disability. Such evidence may include medical or other professional reports.
- It cannot compromise the academic standards of its programs, or other requirements or components that are inherent in, or essential to, CPEE’s constitution.
- It is not required to provide an Adjustment to the extent that it would impose unjustifiable hardship on the CPEE.