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

ADCET aims to promote and contribute to inclusive teaching practices within the post-secondary education sector in order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experiences of students with disability.

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Disability Practitioner In the Spotlight

A Job That Really Adds Up

Head and shoulder photo of Doug McGinn sitting at his work desk

Doug McGinn graduated with a maths degree in 1991 and was aiming for a high-flying, high-paying actuary position. Instead he took up a temporary position of Disability Liaison Officer with the University of Tasmania.  Twenty-three years later Doug continues to work with the University as a Disability Adviser, and has no regrets about staying in a job where the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in peoples’ lives far outweighs an actuary’s pay-packet.  He has seen many times over, how the organisation of appropriate supports and accommodations can be essential life changers for some students. (Read more)


Pathways 12 Conference

The ATEND Pathways 12 Conference will be held in Perth from 3 - 5 December 2014 and will showcase a comprehensive program for delegates, with distinguished speakers exploring the theme 'Navigating New Frontiers'.

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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 one is to be held in Perth 2014. Further Pathways information.

ADCET will have a stall at this years Pathways conference. If you are attending the conference sure you come and say hello. .
28 Nov 2014
Stepping into…Program for winter 2014 is now OPEN! In: Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania.
8 Apr 2014
Ever thought about professional mentoring? AND have some exciting opportunities for students with disability to be mentored by professionals from our member organisations including IBM and ANZ. Applications are currently open. To find out more and to apply, check out the website:
11 Mar 2014