Applications open for Victoria’s KIS Program: Specialised Equipment Trial
Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET) is trialling a new element of the Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program, called the KIS Specialised Equipment Trial (SET).
Specialised equipment supports children with significant additional needs to experience a more inclusive kindergarten experience through the use of equipment which caters to their specific needs.
Under the program the equipment in the KIS SET is available for loan free of charge to funded kindergarten services.
All Victorian Government funded kindergarten services that support a child in a funded kindergarten program with a significant disability (as defined by the Disability Act 2006) are eligible to submit a loan request application, if supported by the child’s therapist.
The equipment available through KIS SET will include (but is not limited to):
- Standing frames to allow a child with high physical needs to participate in activities in a kindergarten program
- Change tables, toilet seats or steps, potty chairs, mobile stools, hoists, slings, harnesses and seating or posture aids.
Eligible services can make applications for specialised equipment by forwarding a completed loan request application to the administering organisation at any time during the kindergarten year. During the 2021 and 2022 kindergarten years, the program will be administered by Yooralla.
A list of frequently asked questions has been provided, with guidelines available for Victorian Government funded kindergarten services, parents, guardians, carers and the child’s therapist to explain the purpose of KIS SET and the loan request application process.
To download the Loan Request Application Form, please click here
Further information may be obtained from Yooralla by phoning (03) 5990 9672 or emailing KISspecialistequipment@yooralla.com.au