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Students with Disability Equipment Trial Service


This is a state wide and regionalised service providing a range of specialised equipment available for trial with students with disabilities at school. Access to this service assists schools to plan for educational adjustments and to trial equipment to ensure suitability prior to purchase. The overarching purpose is to support access and participation to the curriculum, and to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with disability.

Duration of program


Policy reference

Overview of the Dual Enrolment and Special Education Services (DOCX, 64KB) Microsoft® Word document (DETE employees only)


All state schools and non state schools have access to loan an item of equipment for a student with a disability with Education Adjustment Program (EAP) verification for a specific period by completing a loan request form and submitting to a host school or regional office via a Department of Education and Training (DET) Advisory Visiting Teacher.

Allocation of funds

An annual fixed budget of $150,000 is distributed to regional offices and host schools. Allocations are determined by a sliding scale determined by relative size of student population in each region. Regional offices may distribute funds to a host school or administer the loan scheme centrally.

HostAnnual Allocation
Narbethong (State Wide Vision)$20,000
Mt Ommaney (State Wide Loans)$30,000
Metropolitan, South East and North Coast Region$20,000 each
Darling Downs, Far North Qld, North Qld, Central Qld Regions$10,000 each

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid

Data requirements

DataSourceTime Collected
Enrolment DataPerformance Monitoring and ReportingJuly

Recoupment Policy

Any unspent funds will be recouped.


Director - Strategy and Performance

Metropolitan Region

(07) 3028 8023

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