Inclusive Education unit standards (formerly Special Education)

Standard setting responsibilities for these unit standards have been transferred to Toitū te Waiora (Community, Health, Education and Social Services) Workforce Development Council (CHESS).


There are no current reviews of Inclusive Education unit standards. The next review is scheduled for 2023.

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2019 – Review and Revision of Special Education unit standards

Following a two-stage review and revision of the Special Education subfield, nine unit standards were published in October 2019 in the new subfield of Inclusive Education.

The classification change from Special Education to Inclusive Education and the creation of its two domains, reflects changes to language used by the sector. The standards were updated to reflect current educational policy and sector focus and provide up-to-date professional development tools for education support roles.

Details are available in the following change reports:


For more information and/or comments regarding these unit standards, please email:

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