NDCO developed resources
The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs. The NDCOs work with stakeholders at the local level to reduce systemic barriers, facilitate smooth transitions, build links and coordinate services between the education, training and employment sectors. The NDCO program is hosted by a range of providers across Australia. Find out more about the NDCO Program.
Disability Awareness eLearning Developed as part of the Australian Government initiative, National Disability Coordination Officer Program, Disability Awareness Training is an eLearning training freely available in Australia. Its content is ideal for someone who has minimal or no knowledge of disability, and can be used as a refresher course to be applied across the workplace and the community. View the resource »
Dyslexia Resource Guide This resource aims to assist practitioners working in Disability Services within the tertiary sector who are responsible for planning and implementing reasonable adjustments for students with dyslexia, including assistive technology. Download the Guide »
Guidelines for Designing Accessible Instructional Media This recently updated guide provides an overview of some of the accessibility issues that confront many students in the tertiary education sector in Australia. It includes information to assist those producing or modifying education media to improve access for all students, especially those with sensory disabilities. Download the guide »
The NDCO Indigenous Awareness Project has culminated in a comprehensive website that supports the need of services and their staff to better understand the culture and customs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly around the subject of disability, how that is seen within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context and how best to engage with individuals, their families and their communities. View the page »
The Get Ready for Study and Work - Student Workbook is based on ten top tips for young people with disability and contains information, contacts and activities to help students make a successful transition from school into tertiary study, work or post school programs. It is relevant for students with disability across Australia and contains specific information and links for each state or territory. Download the workbook »
Building Confidence in Enrolling Learners with Disability This guide is for small to medium education and training providers who deliver both Vocational Education and Training as well as Higher Education qualification, it aims to assist training providers to feel more content in supporting students with disability through the determination of training pathways, course selection, enrolment, and individual education planning. The guide was developed by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) Download the guide »