Teaching Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities and Difficulties

This program is relevant to all school teachers from Foundation to Year 12.

This program will address requirements for teachers and early childhood teachers regarding:

  • Supporting all students
  • Making education settings more inclusive, and
  • Ensuring teachers are equipped to support the learning of those students they teach who have a disability.

Topics covered

  • Australian policies – Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Disability Standards for Education 2005, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (with particular reference to 1.5, 1.6 and 4.1)
  • Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Severe Language Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorder, and ADHD
  • Personalised Learning and Support Planning
  • Differentiation strategies – practical approaches to supporting students in the classroom
  • Positive Behaviour Support


Online program: Three 1.5-hour online classes (4.5 hours total), 4.00 – 5.30pm.
Completion of additional activities may be required.
You will require internet access and a laptop, computer or other device that will enable you to join a virtual classroom and access an online learning portal. Your chosen device requires a camera, microphone and sound.

When and where

Please contact us via the enquire online button to express an interest in this program or to discuss tailoring the program for group delivery at your venue.


Please contact us for further information on program fees.


There are no prerequisites for this program, however, it is most relevant for all school teachers from Foundation to Year 12.


This program references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1, 4 and 6.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Professional Recognition

This program can contribute to the special needs professional development requirements for VIT registration.