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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

Further information


Disability Practice in the Spotlight

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             David Pech


David Pech: “It’s about connecting with each individual and understanding their needs as an individual.” That’s the best piece of advice that David Pech, Senior Disability Liaison Officer at Charles Darwin University, says he’s ever received.

“My first supervisor was also a psychology teacher, so she trained as a psychologist, and she had some great advice…in disability, it’s always individualised. I think what she taught me that’s really valuable is that you have to make that time to have an individualised approach to each student that comes through the door and you can’t make it an administrative process, it doesn’t work that well if you try to do that.”

It’s the same advice he would give to today’s newcomers.  Read more about David Pech

Last year, we brought you the story of Sam Flood, who studied Pharmacy at University of Tasmania and then applied for over 40 intern positions across the country - only to be knocked back each and every time. Fast forward a few months and a concerted social media campaign later, and now Sam is successfully working in a pharmacy in Victoria. He heads up this special panel event for our next webinar, this Thursday, 23 August, in which we will discuss how to support graduates with disability to career success. Bring your thoughts, ideas and questions!
20 Aug 2018
Video, audio, pdf and text versions of our Sonocent Audio Notetaker webinar, presented in conjunction with Atend are all available to download. Add them to your practitioner toolkit!
16 Aug 2018
Did you catch this article in The Age last week? The Victorian Government is trialling a new way of assessing students with disabilities that focuses on their strengths, rather than their weaknesses. What do you think - is it time this was replicated at all levels of schooling in all states?
11 Aug 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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