Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
The TAFE Queensland Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) aims to drive and implement good practice guidelines that promote respect, embed accessibility, and provide a blueprint for an inclusive organisation.
TAFE Queensland Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2023-2027
At TAFE Queensland we believe education and training has a key role to play in achieving an inclusive Australia where people with disability participate equally and equitably in all aspects of life. We have consulted with staff, students and external disability practitioners to create our DAIP, and are committed to:
- ensuring people with disability have equitable access to educational and employment opportunities
- creating an environment where dignity, trust and respect are valued
- embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion by implementing strategies that identify and remove barriers to access and participation by students and staff in education and employment
- increasing and maintaining a diverse workforce by implementing strategies to enhance accessibility for staff across all business areas
- providing equal employment opportunities for people with disability
- actively promoting the TAFE Queensland DAIP, Student Support Policy and Staff Equity and Diversity Policy.
About your rights
The rights of people with disability have been recognised at a global level by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
The eight guiding principles of the UNCRPD are:
- Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons
- Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
- Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity
- Equality of opportunity
- Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disability and respect for the right of children with disability to preserve their identities
At TAFE Queensland, we are committed to making everyone's experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
If you have a disability and need help, we can provide practical assistance, support, and advice. Our AccessAbility Support team will work with you to develop an individual support plan.
After dropping out of school in year ten due to falling behind in school work because of his disinterest, Keenan Sneddon worked odd jobs for some time but was either unemployed or unemployable long term.
Learning the unique and visual language of Australian Sign Language, Auslan, sparked a lengthy career for Cathy interpreting for and supporting Deaf students to achieve their learning goals at TAFE Queensland.
Teyden Pearl is on the path to a rewarding career in early childhood after discovering Fee-Free TAFE.
TAFE Queensland Ipswich graduate Thomas Martin had his potential recognised by a mate’s father, and such recognition took him on a career trajectory he could never have imagined…
When she's not offering support to students, TAFE Queensland Disability Study Coach Naomi Oliver doesn't simply rest - she's winning tennis tournaments.
TAFE Queensland has partnered with Swallowtail Nursery to offer students living with a disability the opportunity to learn nursery and gardening skills at its Grovely campus in Brisbane.
Breaking barriers and our commitment to inclusion
At TAFE Queensland we know firsthand how vocational education and training (VET) has the power to change lives.
Our vision is to be the leading provider of VET and we strive to be innovative, progressive and authentic by offering modern and inclusive learning experiences.
Through the implementation of our inaugural DAIP, TAFE Queensland aims to provide an inclusive learning and working environment that is free from discrimination and that fosters equal opportunity for all.