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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.  


" Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference" banner


Issues, Challenges and Ways Forward

Where: James Cook University, Townsville
When: 30 June - 1 July 2017

'Building a more resilient culture within higher education and the local community'

The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference is an international conference open to researchers, practitioners, educators and students working in the higher education mental health space. The intent is to promote discussion of the nature and future of mental health issues in higher education. The themes are: Community Links and Transitions; Well-being and Lived Experience; Mental Health Research; Policy and Institutional Response; Ways Forward.

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Disability Practice In the Spotlight


Anthony Gartner


Meet Our New President

Anthony Gartner We can all feel that our jobs are busy enough and there’s no room to take on anything else. So when someone steps up to take on an additional role, it’s a courageous and commendable act. So we acknowledge and welcome Anthony Gartner’s commitment as he takes up the role of our new President of The Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND).
Read more about Anthony

Read our latest Disability in the Spotlight article, watch our latest webinar, find out about future events, catch up on the latest news and see what interesting resources ADCET has discovered this month.
23 Jun 2017
Furore has erupted online, in schools and in parliament in response to Pauline Hanson's comments about Autistic students yesterday. It is known that a negative experience at school can impact on decisions to undertake further study - so students with Autism who haven't been supported throughout high school may not go on to study at uni or TAFE. Have you come across any University or TAFE students with Autism? How can we ensure they get the best support?
22 Jun 2017
Oncology nurse and University of the Sunshine Coast student Tess Beane refuses to let the challenges of moderate to severe dyslexia slow her quest for life-long learning. The Hervey Bay nurse has begun a part-time Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) at USC which she hopes will lead to PhD research into the administration of oncology medication for children. Read more at [Image shows a stethoscope lying on a white surface]
18 Jun 2017

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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