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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.  


Pathways14 conference - 2018

4th December - Pre-Conference Workshops
5th – 7th December - Pathways14 Conference

Further information



NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training

NDIS & tertiary ed pre-planning toolkit postcard "Getting the Right Support at the Right Time with the Right People."



The NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training is designed to be used before you start a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider.

Your disability may mean you require extra support to complete your chosen course to ensure your participation is on the same basis as other students. These booklets will help you identify what supports you may need, who is responsible for providing them and how you can access them.

There are eight specific resources for the most prevalent disability types accessing further education and training.

<< Download the booklets >>

Rick Boffa

Managing Equitable Learning Services across RMIT’s multiple campuses. 

Rick recently celebrated ten years with RMIT, he works across all campuses and heads up a team of Advisors..

In his role as Manager Equitable Learning Services (ELS), Rick spends majority of his time at the systemic/tactical level collaborating with academic and teaching staff, Human Resources, Property Services, IT and Legal Services focusing on ensuring that RMIT continues to offer an inclusive welcoming environment for everyone including students with disabilities. Read more about Rick Boffa






Today is #AutisticPrideDay. It's great to see people embracing their Autism! People on the Spectrum can face challenges when navigating the post-secondary education environment. We have put together a list of resources that can help them tackle these challenges. [Image shows 3D words in a group, with the word 'Autism' in red in the middle].
18 Jun 2018
Save the date for the upcoming Inclusive Education Summit at Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus! The summit seeks to engage with researchers, students, education professionals and leaders, advocacy organisations, and people experiencing exclusion to consider human rights in relation to inclusive education. Calls for proposals are still open, until June 29. [Image shows a blue background with lots of colourful hand-drawn human silhouettes in the foreground] []
12 Jun 2018
A very special announcement from NDCO for Northern Tasmania, Darlene McLennan: The National Disability Coordination Officers (NDCO) program is excited to launch eight new resources to support students with disability get the support they need to undertake further education. Getting the Right Support at the Right Time with the Right People - NDIS Pre-planning Toolkits have been designed for people with disability to use before they start their studies at a university, TAFE, or other vocational education and training provider, and when they have their first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan or review. “There can be a lot of thought and planning needed by anyone before they embark on a further education or training course”, says Darlene McLennan, the National Disability Coordination Officer for Northern Tasmania. “But for people with disability there can be many more additional considerations that need to be taken into account, such as personal care needs while on campus, assistive technology and study supports”. Read more at
6 Jun 2018

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 Manly, Sydney NSW in 2018. Further Pathways 2018 information.

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