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Specialist Equipment Library

Our Specialist Equipment Library is being managed by Yooralla, and we loan items to eligible Victorian education and care services to facilitate and support the inclusion of a child (or children) with disabilities.

Types of Equipment

Equipment available from the Specialist Equipment Library (SEL) may include (but are not limited to):

  • Portable ramps to create access to the environment
  • Standing frames and full support swings to allow a child with high physical needs to participate in the daily programme and activities
  • Hoists, slings, harnesses, change tables, toilet sets or steps, potty chairs, mobile stools and seating or posture aids for educators to assist them to lift and transfer children safely when carrying out basic care functions such as changing or going to the toilet
  • Specialised inclusion toys such as switch toys
  • Specialised furniture such as chairs, tables, desk and positioning equipment
  • Communication cards or charts, and Auslan dictionaries to enable the child and educators to communicate effectively.

You will need to have a Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP) in place to access specialist equipment. So call your local office and we can help you with this. Download a copy of the Specialist Equipment Library Brochure for more information. If you need to contact the SEL directly, call Yooralla on (03) 8851 0831 or email on or visit the SEL website here:>Services>Specialist Children's Services>Specialist Equipment Library

Specialist Equipment Library – An introduction
Specialist Equipment Library – Catalogue

VIA’s Specialist Equipment Library (SEL) loans specialist equipment to Victorian education and care services to facilitate and support the inclusion of a child (or children) with additional needs.

This resource includes a catalogue of the types of equipment available for loan.

SEL Equipment Catalogue

Specialist Equipment Library Procedures

This form outlines the types of equipment available for loan, who is eligible and how to make a request. 

Specialist Equipment Procedures

Specialist Equipment Checklist for Services

This checklist aims to briefly outline the steps, roles and responsibilities of inclusion professionals, education and care services, therapists, families and the Specialist Equipment Library (SEL) when requesting specialist equipment to overcome an inclusion barrier for a child/children at a service.

Specialist Equipment Checklist

Specialist Equipment Library – Competing impacts

This form will help you consider all the competing aspects when making a request for specialist equipment.

For example: 

  • Will educators require training to use the equipment?
  • Does the service understand its obligations under the SEL guidelines?
  • Will the equipment support access and participation, is there an alternaltive?

Specialist Equipment – Competing Impacts

Specialist Equipment Library Item Request Form

Education and care services are responsible for returning this form, along with relevant supporting documentation, to: Email –

SEL Item Request Form