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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


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






Heard on ABC RN Life Matters: Uni 2 Beyond! Imagine it's always been a dream of yours to go to university. Maybe someone in the family's been and you've heard the stories of how much they loved campus life, or, you've watched your school friends head off to university after they finished year 12. However, for you the marks needed to get into university are beyond you, not because you haven't worked hard enough or you don't want to learn, but your intellectual disability puts getting into university beyond your reach. A program at Sydney University called Uni 2 Beyond is aimed squarely at opening up the sandstone buildings of Australia's oldest university to adults with intellectual disabilities. Listen to the audio to find out more! [Image shows a vintage style silver and black radio]
13 Mar 2018
Meet Rick Boffa! Rick is the Manager Equitable Learning Services (ELS) at RMIT University where he recently celebrated ten years of employment. He believes "we should aim for inclusive diversity irrespective of disability, where particular learning styles can be addressed in the main" and spends his days creating an inclusive and welcoming environment at RMIT. Read more in our latest Disability Practice in the Spotlight profile! [Image shows a man in a white shirt with black rimmed glasses, looking into the camera, with a desk and some photos behind him]
5 Mar 2018
What do you think - does academic have a problem with 'invisible' disabilities?
1 Mar 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 Canberra in 2016. Further Pathways information.

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