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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

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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

5th – 7th December - Pathways14 Conference

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Disability Practice in the Spotlight

Petria McGoldrickPartnerships – in working together, supporting each other, always learning & celebrating success. 
It’s been fifteen years since Petria McGoldrick commenced her role as a Disability Liaison Officer at the University of Wollongong. Though it’s been a while, she can still recall her role prior to this one; she was working in occupational rehab, based in the workers’ compensation area, and also assisting people from the community with disability to fulfil their work and education goals. Clearly, disability assistance is an area she has long been passionate about.  Read more about Petria McGoldrick

Learn when and how to describe various types of images frequently found in educational books with Poet Training Tool - containing best practice guidelines and hands-on exercises to help you create effective image descriptions. [image shows a lady wearing a green scarf sitting at a desk typing on a grey laptop, with a book and smartphone beside her]
24 Sep 2018
Have you heard of the '#Autism advantage'? More and more employers are beginning to tap into the diverse skills of the Autistics workforce. This NDCO presented webinar will look at strategies for supporting individuals on their transition to employment and explore ideas for working with employers to think differently about their recruitment process to tap into the 'autism advantage'. Presented by Vicky Little of Specialisterne Australia. [image shows three ladies behind a desk with a computer on it. The lady on the left wears a black blazer and holds a piece of paper which the lady in the middle, wearing white, is looking at. The lady on the right wears a blue shirt and is reading a magazine.]
19 Sep 2018
It's been ten years since the last major review of the role that equity plays in Australian higher education, and more than 30 since the core framework for equity was first defined in the 1990 White Paper A Fair Chance for All. Time then, to take stock and rethink the vision for student equity in the context of the contemporary Australian higher education system and economy. National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education is seeking contributions from key stakeholders on its Student Equity 2030 Discussion Paper. More details are available at [image shows a desk with a smartphone and pen on it, and a piece of paper featuring the word 'feedback']
17 Sep 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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