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Special education programs

rep to year 10

At BrisbaneSDE, our teachers deliver programs to students with diverse learning needs, including students with verified disabilities (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Speech and Language Impairment, Vision Impairment, Physical Impairment, Hearing Impairment). Student learning is differentiated and in some situations, further individualised, to provide a quality curriculum that removes multiple barriers to student learning.

In P-10, differentiated learning occurs to enable students to access the Australian Curriculum alongside their same age peers. For a small number of students, individualised programs are delivered by our special education teachers where one or more of the following adjustments may be made: a reduced number of subjects; an alternative curriculum at a different age level; differentiated assessment and a reduced paced learning schedule. 

 Years 11 and 12

All students by the end of Year 10 will have a Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan), which is a plan that helps students structure their learning around their abilities, interests and ambitions. A number of pathways are presented during the process and students can either study towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

At BrisbaneSDE, we have a dedicated team of QCIA teachers who deliver a full time individualised learning program to students. The QCIA adds to the suite of certificates that the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) issue, and ensures that the educational achievement of all students can be reviewed and recognised in transition to post-school. BrisbaneSDE staff work with government and non-government organisations, industry, employers, tertiary providers and advocacy groups to support stronger partnerships between school and parents of students with a disability. To be eligible for a QCIA pathway, students must have impairments or difficulties in learning that are not primarily due to socioeconomic, cultural and/or linguistic factors. Please note, a QCE pathway is always explored first to ensure the right decisions are made before entering a QCIA pathway.