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 was 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 were involved in a broad range of projects at a national, state and local level, and worked strategically with stakeholders to address the systemic barriers experienced by people with disability engaging in tertiary education and subsequent employment.
There were a number of free resources that were 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.
ADCET will continue to host the NDCO produced resources and where possible maintain their accuracy.
Find the free resources produced by the NDCO Program: https://www.adcet.edu.au/ndco