Forms for assistive technology

The following forms and information sheets can help when considering applying for or supporting assistive technology use in your school.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Teachers and kaiako
  • Principals and tumuaki
  • Specialist staff
  • Parents, caregivers and whānau
  • Boards

Many of the forms on this index page must be completed and submitted in order for a school to receive and appropriately manage assistive technology for their students.

Form Used More information

By schools to apply for assistive technology. Or when existing assistive technology needs to be changed to a different type of device.

Applying for assistive technology

By schools if the student changes schools or the student leaves school. Also when equipment is no longer required.

When a student transfers or leaves school

By schools when Ministry-funded assistive technology requires repair or replacement. Replacement is for a similar type of device (like for like).

Loss, repairs and maintenance of equipment

By schools to plan for the safety, care and management of the allocated assistive technology.

Setting up and managing the assistive technology

If there is a change in cost from a school's original application.

Applying for assistive technology

When very specialised Ministry-funded assistive technology is requiring additional specialised training for use in school.

Setting up and managing the assistive technology

By schools when the allocated assistive technology has been used by the student for 6 months or more.

When our assistive technology is on loan to your school for trial as part of the assistive technology assessment/application process for a particular student.


By school when their student has an audiologists diagnosis of auditory processing disorder (APD) and requires assistive technology to support learning in school.

Auditory processing disorder

To apply for joint funding (between the Ministry of Education and Whaikaha | Ministry of Disabled People)

Applying for assistive technology

Application forms for specialist use only

Form Used More information

By occupational therapists and physiotherapists only.

By advisors on Deaf children or resource teacher of the Deaf | Ko taku reo only.

Ko Taku Reo | Deaf Education New Zealand(external link)

By resource teacher vision only.

Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ)(external link)

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