Specialist Equipment Library

Specialist equipment supporting early childhood and child care services to include children who would otherwise be unable to participate in programmes.

Specialist Equipment Library

Providing resourses to eligible services to improve capacity and capability.

Communicare manages the Specialist Equipment Library (SEL) in Western Australia. The SEL provides resources under the Inclusion Support Programme (ISP).

Any early childhood and child care (ECCC) service that has a child with additional needs enrolled in its service, who is not able to participate fully or access the program safely because of high physical, sensory or communication needs, may benefit from accessing Specialist Equipment from the SEL.

A range of Specialist Equipment, such as specialised seating, hoists, standing frames, ramps and communication toys, can be loaned for free to ECCC services to facilitate the inclusion of a child with high support needs.

How To Request Specialist Equipment

  1. In collaboration with your Inclusion Professional, identify the support needed on the Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP).

  2. Access our Request for Specialist Equipment form which includes a recommendation from the child’s therapist, permission from the parent and endorsement from the Inclusion Professional.

  3. Submit the form online, which will go straight to the WA Inclusion Agency (WAIA).

To access our specialist equipment library catalogue, please click here.

The Inclusion Support Programme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.