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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Supporting You - Supporting Students

Welcome to the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.  


 Disability Practice In the Spotlight

Shelley Odewahn


Shelley Odewahn.  In our sector we are very good at identifying what needs to change, but often don’t have the time or the resources to make it happen. Since 2011, Shelley Odewahn, a Project Officer in Student Access & Inclusion at Southern Cross University (SCU) has been responsible for developing initiatives to address these gaps. The broad scope of her role gives her the freedom to creatively work on strategies to increase the access and participation of people with disability in higher education. “It’s the greatest job in the world” says Shelley. Read more about Shelley 




Happy #WorldBrailleDay! Braille is an incredibly useful tool that has changed the lives of people with blindness or low vision, allowing them to work, study, relax and more. Check out this article about the important of Braille to one person from Vision Australia, and don't forget, if you need the support of Braille for your studies, we can help you understand your rights in asking for support.
4 Jan 2017
Shelley Odewahn says her job is the greatest job in the world! Shelley works as a Project Officer in Student Access & Inclusion at @southerncrossuniversity (SCU) and helps to develop initiatives that will increase access and participation in higher education among students with a disability. This wasn't her first career choice - but she loves it! Find out more about Shelley and what she does here:
27 Dec 2016
Dr Dinesh Palipana took out academic and clinical awards for excellence at Griffith University - but now, with no intern offers from hospitals, he fears unemployment. Dr Palipana is a quadriplegic, but that hasn't stopped him from adapting to his new range of movements to find ways of administering medical procedures. He's been described as "the sort of guy we want on our program." And while other students in the course have received offers from hospitals, Dr Palipana, who dreams of being a radiologist, is still waiting.
22 Dec 2016

National Disability Coordinator Officer section

This section is for NDCOs to share information and to be kept up to date with what other NDCOs are doing within their regions.  Further information

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) The conference brings together a range of professional and academic staff to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training. The first conference was held in Geelong, Victoria in 1991 and rotates around the country.  The next conference will be held in Canberra in 2016. Further Pathways information.

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