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Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disability (NCCD)


The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is a joint initiative of all Australian governments and all state and territory government and non-government education authorities. National data is collected annually to identify the number of school students with disability and the level of reasonable educational adjustment provided for them. From 2015, all government and non-government schools will participate annually in the national data collection.

Parent information

Australian, state and territory governments have agreed on a new approach to collecting data on school students with disability.

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability provides Australian schools, parents, education authorities and the community with information about the number of students with disability in schools, where they are located and the adjustments they receive.

The national data collection on students with disability reinforces the existing obligations that schools have towards students under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005. It counts the number of students who are supported under these obligations based on the professional judgement of teachers and their understanding and knowledge of their students.

For further information go to www.education.gov.au/nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability

 

 

Frequently asked questions for parents / carers (PDF) 

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Disability Standards for Education resource

The Department of Education has partnered with the University of Canberra to provide schools and parents/carers with the Standards e-Learning resource.

The online resource will explain to whom the Disability Standards (2005) apply and what they are for.

All community members can access an online module called Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities, containing:

  • Conceptual material to present relevant core concepts such as Our Rights, What’s Fair, Getting Support.
  • Scenario-based learning using a guided experiential instructional approach to introduce concepts, procedures, and processes.
  • Further readings and resources.

 

Disability Standards for Education practical resource

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Contact details

Parents are encouraged to contact your school for further information regarding your child.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disability (NCCD)
http://det.wa.edu.au/studentsupport/detcms/navigation/disability-services-and-support/nationally-consistent-collection-of-data-for-students-with-disability-nccd/

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