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.