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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.  


Disability Practice in the Spotlight

Petria McGoldrick

Enabling Equity in Education When Gabrielle O’Brien decided to set foot at university for the first time, she could never have predicted in the following decades she would become an instrumental, driving force in advocacy for equity amongst students and staff alike in the following decades. 

Achieving equity in the higher education sector is no small feat. For Gabrielle O’Brien, Manager of Student Diversity and Equity at Griffith University and President of Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA), this has been a lifelong passion. 

Read more about Gabrielle O'Brien


"Currently, we have few medical students with a disability in Australia. A study completed by Western Sydney Medical School showed that less than 1 percent of medical students had a disability in their yearly cohort. We are among the lowest represented in the medical profession. This is not okay." [image: a lady with brown hair and glasses, in a white lab coat, smiles at the camera]
22 Mar 2019
Time is running out to get your applications in for the Autumn 2019 PACE Mentoring program. Successful applicants will be paired with an experienced professional who they will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between May to August. The meetings last between one and two hours. Students can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development. Applications close at the end of March. [image: two men in business suits, shown from above, pointing at an iPad]
18 Mar 2019
When is an adjustment reasonable in education? That's the question we'll be answering in our next webinar! Join us on March 28 from 1pm to hear from Rick Boffa, Manager, Equitable Learning Services at RMIT University as he: -defines the term reasonable adjustment; -provides a simple formula to help you determine when an adjustment is reasonable/unreasonable; and, -provides some case studies for discussion. As with all ADCET webinars, this will be live captioned and recorded, with the captioned video to be made available on the ADCET website. Rick's career has spanned almost 30 years across State and Commonwealth Government's, community and education sectors and has involved working in many diverse areas including disability, health and aged care services, project management, business administration and development, and more. As a person with a disability, Rick has a deep and personal understanding of issues and practicalities which impact on individuals with specific needs, and their families, and believes this perspective gives him a unique and significant insight into service provision to diverse and vulnerable client groups. We hope you can join us! Register now! [image: a man in a blue shirt sitting in a wheelchair, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a cruise ship in the background]
14 Mar 2019

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 2018 Conference was held in Manly, Sydney NSW. Further Pathways 2018 information.

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