National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program
In the Federal Budget 2023 - 2024 the Government announced that the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program will cease on 31 July 2023 (and 31 October 2023 for any outstanding contracts).
The National Disability Coordination Officer Program is funded by the Department of Education to drive change so that people with disability have equitable opportunity to access, participate and achieve their goals in tertiary education and subsequent employment. NDCOs are involved in a broad range of projects at a national, state and local level, and work strategically with stakeholders to address the systemic barriers experienced by people with disability engaging in tertiary education and subsequent employment. NDCOs do not provide direct support or case management to individuals.
There are a number of free resources that have been developed by the NDCO Program to assist people with disability to succeed in their tertiary education and subsequent employment pursuits. This includes:
- help with planning transition to further education while still at school
- understanding your rights in education
- tips on including your education and training goals in your NDIS plan
- succeeding at Uni
- making informed decisions about sharing personal information as well as much more.
Find free resources produced by the NDCO Program: https://www.adcet.edu.au/ndco
Find out more about the NDCO program: https://www.dese.gov.au/access-and-participation/ndco
Across Australia there are 31 NDCOs who are hosted by a range of providers. The Program is currently funded until June 2022.