Resources and tools
Disability Type factsheets (2009)
Various factsheets on inclusive teaching and assessment practices for learners with a disability.
Reasonable Adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment for learners with a disability - a guide for VET practitioners
This guide has been designed to assist VET teachers and trainers, disability practitioners and educational managers to make reasonable adjustment in teaching learning and assessment. It provides information and practical strategies to assist decision-making when determining whether reasonable adjustment will be required in the learning environment and how the adjustments can be applied.
Inclusive Technology factsheets
A range of factsheets that explain what inclusive technology software / equipment is available; who it's suitable for and what their features are.
They were developed by the TAFE Queensland, uLEARN, Disability Services Network.
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) website
ADCET provides up to date and comprehensive information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, reasonable adjustment and support services for people with a disability in post secondary education and training.
The Crux of the Matter 2011: Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Vocational, Education and Training (PDF, 4.4MB)
The Crux of the Matter, has been updated to take into account changes to the VET system: the development of the Australian Core Skills Framework (replacing the National Reporting System) and the review of the Australian Quality Training Framework.
The aim of this resource is to improve language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) practices within vocational educational and training (VET) delivery and assessment, and to comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) through a planned approach to LLN.
It provides models of good practice, suggestions and practical assistance and a number fact files that include practical information and tools.
Training and Work: inclusive environments (2009)
This resource is designed to assist those who work with people who are Deaf or hard of hearing in the training (Vocational Education and Training - VET) and work environments.
Training and Work Resource (2009)
This resource is designed to assist people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. It provides information about resources that may be available to help in planning for training (VET) and work.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Disability Support Service (VDSS)
VDSS provides a service to registered training organisations receiving public funding through the Department of Education, Training and Employment to supplement support for learners with a disability.
Assistive Technology - dynamic learning tools (2005)
This resource provides teachers and trainers with documented practices, strategies and guidelines to meet the needs of individual learners through incorporating the use of assistive technology into delivery practice.
Experience Pays (2009) on the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) website
Information, strategies and tools to recruit, retrain or retain mature age workers in the workforce from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).
Seniors on the Community Services website
Information and resources relating to seniors, including the whole-of-government Seniors' Strategy and Action Plan from the Department of Communities (QLD).
Youth on the Community Services website
Resources and information on youth initiatives and support services from the Department of Communities (QLD).
TAFE Queensland Carer Strategy - Fact Sheet
Carers often face significant financial, health, and educational attainment challenges. The TAFE Queensland Carer Strategy aims to increase awareness within TAFE Queensland about the needs of carers (particularly young carers).
Young Carers Respite and Information Services Program (2009) on the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) website
Information about the program from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
Young Carers Australia website
Provides information and support for young people who are in a caring role and professionals who are dealing with young carers.
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities on the Get involved website
Information and resources to improve engagement with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is available on the Queensland Government's 'Get Involved' website.
Indigenous Lead Centre, part of the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE website
The Centre provides quality product development, project management and research services to enhance VET opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Centre develops Indigenous specific accredited and non-accredited courses and has a variety of interactive e-learning resources.
Queensland Government Office for Women website
This website provides resources and information on issues of importance to women, and policies and programs to establish lifelong learning opportunities for women in training and work.
Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF) website
Flexible learning provides training organisations with more options to meet the needs of the diversity of their learners e.g. individual differences in learning styles, cultural differences and geographic differences.
The AFLF website provides information and resources on e-learning products and practices in VET.
Plan e-learning - an AFLF initiative for getting started in e-learning.
Dusting off the shelves: Getting the most value out of vocational education and training equity resources (2006) on the NCVER website
This report provides an analysis of data gathered from vocational education and training (VET) policy-makers, industry representatives, resource development managers and practitioners about their experiences and views on the uptake and implementation of equity learning resources.
Informed Choice factsheets
A range of information sheets on jobs and their inherent requirements. The sheets have been drafted so that RTOs can insert their own details. They have been developed using Universal Design principles, therefore the layout and style should be preserved during customisation, e.g. font style and size, spacing, left justification.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER) website
NCVER is Australia's principal provider of vocational education and training (VET) research and statistics.
Not Exactly Rocket Science (2005) (PDF, 910KB) available on the Department of Education Science and Training website
This Department of Education Science and Training resource identifies good practice initiatives and characteristics. It:
analyses the reasons for success
distils key lessons
develops principles and models that can be used to support the broader replication of the identified good practices.
Universal Design checklist (2012) (DOC, 353KB)
A tool for VET providers to assess materials and communications and enhance accessibility for everyone.
Universal Design - Creating accessible learning resources (2007)
Assists staff to develop information and learning materials that are more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Universal Design will minimise the need for adaptation or specialised design of information and learning materials for students. Staff developing learning resources will find this information constructive for e-learning, classroom, workplace and blended delivery. Marketing and client service staff will also find it useful in preparing client information.
Copies of this resource are available from Queensland VET Development Centre, Strategy and Research, (Equity) -
Every attempt has been made to ensure the listed resources and tools are current. Archived resources may contain references that do not relate to current policy and standards and some links may no longer by active.