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It's here! The new Career Development Learning (CDL) Hub is now available on ADCET!

The Career Development Learning Hub is the first of its kind in Australia aimed at supporting students with disability. The CDL Hub provides an accessible range of resources, as well as practical examples of programs addressing CDL for students with disability across the student life cycle. ADCET is proud to host the CDL Hub and provide access to this resource for the sector. 

This groundbreaking initiative has a range of resources to support university students, educators, parents, career practitioners, and employers. The resources include:

  • advice, tips and guides 
  • a guide to language about disability
  • stories from students with disabilities
  • case studies of good practice
  • best practice principles
  • the project background paper and final report.

The Career Development Learning Hub is an initiative of the National Careers Institute (NCI) in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). The project included and expert group of researchers from the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Curtin University, the University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, the University of Tasmania and Swinburne University of Technology led by Chief Investigator Professor Sarah O’Shea.

Resources developed by each university-based team required different areas of focus to support students with disability. Additional resources included in the project include:

  • a set of online self-paced CDL modules for career practitioners providing CDL to students with disability (The University of Wollongong)
  • support for school-based VET students with disability and development of Guidelines for Employers/Workplace Hosts of school VET students with disability (The University of Tasmania) 
  • supporting neurodivergent tertiary students (Curtin University)
  • supporting students with disabilities on work-integrated learning placement (Deakin University).

The project including collaboration with over 330 staff from schools and universities from across NSW and Australia to assist in the development of resources.

Further information about the CDL Hub This link takes you away from the ADCET page

(June 2023)