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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.

We have a new look which includes new features which we hope will improve the way you interact and use this website.


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 was held in Perth from 3 - 5 December 2014. The conference explored 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 conference will be held in Canberra in 2016. Further Pathways information.

ADCET is keen to promote any vacancies within the sector. Here are two vacancies we are currently promoting on our website.
13 Jan 2015
Reruns latest blog is now up on ADCET titled; A tribute to inspiration - a dedication to Phillip Hughes and Stella Young,.
12 Dec 2014
Its International Day of People with Disability - Australia and we are excited and honoured to be able to launch our revamped website at the Pathways 12 conference today
3 Dec 2014