The disability packet is used to report disability codes (E615) for a student and changes through time in line with a student’s disabilities. A disability packet for a student will be created as part of the student packet if the provider reports a value for the disability code (E615) when the student packet is established. In this case, the disability effective from date (E609) is automatically generated based on the date the student packet was first reported. Providers may amend this date. A provider may create as many disability packets as necessary to add disability codes (E615) for a student.
Providers are required to report a disability packet only when a student notifies the provider that:
- they have a disability but this was not reported through the original student packet
- they have two or more disabilities, or
- there has been a change to their disability status.
Initial reporting requirement
|*E615: Disability code||Required if reporting a new disability code for the student||Within 14 days of the first census date for the student or 7 days of a the student advising of a disability|
|*E609: Disability effective from date||Required if reporting a new disability code for the student||Within 14 days of the first census date for the student or 7 days of a the student advising of a disability|
|E610: Disability effective to date||Required if the student advises the provider that a disability has ended||Within 7 days of a student advising that the disability has ceased|
*These elements must be reported together when a new disability packet is created
A provider can update or correct any data already in a disability packet after the initial packet is reported as per the following table.
|E615: Disability code||Corrections only|
|E609: Disability effective from date||Corrections only|
|E610: Disability effective to date||Update to current value|