The NDCO program has produced a broad range of resources to support the transition of students with disability into tertiary education and subsequent employment. To see the full collection of National resources go to the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training NDCO Resources page.
The NDCO program has access to a range of local information and resources to support the transition of people with disability.
ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training is a central resource that houses a broad range of useful resource to support the access and participation successful completion of people with disability in tertiary education. The website offers information and resources for disability practitioners, inclusive teaching and to support students with disability in the post secondary education sector. Resources include, videos, webinars, worksheets, newsletters and podcasts.
These eLearning Courses have been developed as part of the Australian Government initiative, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program and the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and are free.
Introduction to Disability Awareness – focuses on promoting an awareness of disability and the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma and discrimination have on the lives of people with disability.
Orientation for External Support Workers in Tertiary Settings – focuses on the roles and responsibilities of workers who are externally employed (paid or unpaid) by individuals and organisations to provide support to students with disability in tertiary settings. The program aims to develop your understanding of how you can best provide this support and manage your responsibilities.
VET Staff Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for staff who work in the VET Sector and focuses on promoting awareness about the rights of students with disability, the needs and requirements of students, and responsibilities of registered training organisations.
VET Educators Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for VET Educators and focuses on promoting a range of practices such as universal design for learning and reasonable adjustments, to support the development and implementation of inclusive delivery and assessment strategies, responsive to the needs and requirements of students with disability.
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.
The NDCO program standards for education website has been designed to help users understand important parts of the Disability Standards for Education. Whether you are a person with disability, an associate of a person with disability, or a person involved in the delivery of education, this website will help you understand some important parts of the Disability Standards for Education. It does not cover the full detail of the Disability Standards for Education, just the more important parts.
The information is provided in three different ways, Auslan, Audio or plain english guide.
Disclosure of disability presents a number of challenges and choices for people with a disability, particularly those participating in education and employment.
Disclosure: It’s A Personal Decision is a resource which provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post-secondary education and employment environments.
The website provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post-secondary education and employment environments. It also articulates the role and responsibilities of employers and educators in relation to disclosure.
The NDCO program has developed a series of workbooks for young people with disability, a chronic medical condition or a mental health condition to help plan life after school. These workbooks are based on the top ten tips for moving into post school education, training and employment pathways. They contain practical activities, facts on rights and responsibilities, useful links and more! The workbooks are FREE to download and can be progressively completed electronically and saved to a computer. There is also a plain text version for users of assistive technology and an Easy English version of the Student and ATSI workbook for people with low literacy or language skills.
NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training
Getting the Right Support at the Right Time from the Right People. The NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit is for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training is designed to be used before you start a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider.
Your disability may mean you require extra support to complete your chosen course to ensure your participation is on the same basis as other students. These booklets will help you identify what supports you may need, who is responsible for providing them and how you can access them.
There are eight specific resources for the most prevalent disability types accessing further education and training.
The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program has testimonials from students with a range of disabilities who have participated in tertiary education.
Aspirations –Tertiary Transitions from people with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Adapt, Build & Inspire – Tertiary Transition experiences from people with Acquired Brain Injury.
Grasp the Nettle – Tertiary Transitions from people with Learning Disabilities.
Objectives – Understanding Mental Health Conditions.