Accessibility on this website

This site is produced by the Department of Education. It provides access to information about its role and services.

Please note: This website including its structure and content is currently under review to ensure that it meets the needs of its audience.

Accessibility features

The accessibility features currently available include:

  • increasing or decreasing the text size (via the users' browser)
  • 'skip to' links and a logical tab order to navigate using assistive technologies
  • printer-friendly content
Text size

Your Internet browser has the ability to make the text larger or smaller on this site (or on any website you visit) by changing the settings on your computer.

To check which Internet browser is installed on your machine:

  1. open your Internet browser
  2. select "Help" from the top menu of your browser
  3. select "About" (followed by your browser name) from the drop down list

The screen that comes up will display which browser and version you are using.

The following Web Accessibility initiative (WAI) web page has instructions on changing text size and colours.


Site breadcrumbs help you to determine the location of the page that you are currently viewing.

The 'crumbs' progress from the highest to the lowest level from left to right, starting with the home page and ending with the currently viewed page as shown in the example below.

Printing pages

To print content from this website, simply use the print function of your Internet browser. The print function is usually located under the ‘File’ menu of your browser.

When a web page is printed, it will print the title and location of the page as well as the content. Navigation menus and banners are automatically removed for your convenience to improve readability on paper.

The default contrast for printing is black text on a white background. Any unnecessary images should be removed. It is recommended you use the print preview function of your browser if it is available.


Search this site to find the information you require using keywords or the Education A-Z.

There is also an option to visit the whole of WA Government search.

Plug-ins requirements

This site contains web content that may require you to install additional software on your computer.

The following is a list of software that you may need to open some documents and files:

PDF documents


Microsoft PowerPoint presentations

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 for Windows
  • OpenOffice for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

Microsoft Excel documents

  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 for Windows
  • OpenOffice for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

Microsoft Word documents

  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 for Windows
  • OpenOffice for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
Request content in other formats

Copies of documents will be made available in alternative formats on request.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

View the Department’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

What is accessibility?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has produced the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) to assist website designers, developers and administrators in producing accessible pages and content. There are three levels of accessibility compliance; Level A, AA and AAA. Further information on the accessibility guidelines can be found below:

Accessibility complaints

Problems with this website’s performance or functionality can be reported via our contact us page.

Please contact us with any questions relating to the accessibility of this website, or to get alternative formats of information.

 The Department of Education takes no responsibility for the accessibility levels of external websites linked to from this website.