Education support centres and schools

Education support centres and schools

Children with special learning needs may be eligible to attend an education support centre or school.

These centres and schools offer early intervention programs, specialist programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other programs for students with specific needs. Our education support settings have smaller class sizes and teachers receive additional training to help meet student needs. Our special needs education assistants provide extra support for students.

Education support centres

These centres are located alongside primary and secondary schools. In addition to the individualised programs delivered by specialist staff, children interact and participate in programs with their mainstream school peers.

Education support schools 

These schools are separate primary and secondary schools with on-site access to multi-disciplinary teams. This includes nursing and therapy staff, and specialist facilities including therapy rooms, swimming pools and accessible playgrounds.

Secondary education support schools and centres 

These schools and centres have strong links with employers, training organisations and the Disability Services Commission to ensure children can transition from school to further training or work as smoothly as possible.

You can search for education support centres and schools on Schools Online. Parents can access more information on schooling options for children with special educational needs.