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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Symposium: Toward a common understanding of best practice – inherent requirements in the post-secondary education sector

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When: Tuesday, 27 June, 2017. Registration open - 8.45am. Start - 9.30pm to 4.30pm

Where: RMIT, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Cost: $90 ATEND members & $100.00 Non ATEND members

ATEND is excited to bring you this symposium which will bring together a range of practitioners who work with Inherent Requirements in the post-secondary education and training sectors, and aim to establish shared understanding about key concepts and definitions. It also endeavours to create an opportunity to develop better practice principles and guidelines to assist in facilitating a consistent and inclusive approach to reasonable adjustment requirements and participation of people with disability in the VET and higher education sectors.

This event is proudly supported and sponsored by RMIT University and collaboratively supported by TAFE South Australia, Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Tasmania and the National Disability Coordination Officers program.

Alistair McEwin

Alastair McEwin

Keynote speaker: Alastair McEwin, Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Alastair’s educational background is in arts, law and business administration. Following his undergraduate studies in Adelaide, he spent time in Vancouver, Canada, pursuing postgraduate studies. Prior to moving to Sydney to commence as a consultant with Accenture, a global management and IT consulting company, he worked as Associate to the Hon. Justice John von Doussa at the Federal Court. Alastair has a strong background in working with non-profit organisations. He was the Executive Director of Community Legal Centres NSW, the peak body for Community Legal Centres in NSW. Other roles include CEO of People with Disability Australia and Manager of the Australian Centre for Disability Law.

Prior to commencing in his current role, he was the Chairperson of the NSW Disability Council, the official advisory board to the NSW Government on disability issues. He was also the President of the Deaf Society of NSW and Chairperson of the Australian Theatre of the Deaf. He has also been the coordinator of the World Federation of the Deaf Expert Group on Human Rights and an adjunct lecturer for the Masters of Community Management degree at the University of Technology Sydney.

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RMIT, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Dates and times

27 Jun 2017  9:30am AEST
27 Jun 2017  4:00pm AEST

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