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  • Article

    A collaborative approach to engaging and communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a disability or health condition

    This article originally appearing in November 2018 ANZSSA newsletter. Leanne Long, Indigenous Student Retention Officer, GUMURRII Student Support Unit, Griffith University. Sharon Garside, Disabilities Service Officer, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Griffith University.

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    Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund

    The Australian Disability & Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund (ADIPEF) has been established to assist people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds. Small quarterly grants of up to $2,500 to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning will be awarded.

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    Best Practice in Supporting Indigenous Students with Disability in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

    The purpose of the report is to provide an understanding of the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with disability in Australian higher education and the support they currently receive. Further, the report provides a series of recommendations for good-practice in supporting this group of students based on a review of the literature and an understanding of current support practices in the higher education sector.  NCSEHE funded research: Associate Professor Michele Fleming and Dr Diana Grace (University of Canberra)

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    Briefing Note — Equity Student Participation in Australian Higher Education: 2012 to 2017

    This NCSEHE briefing note reports on domestic undergraduate equity student participation in Australian higher education from 2012 to 2017. It focuses on trends among domestic undergraduate enrolments in Table A provider institutions in identified equity groups: Low socioeconomic status (low SES) students; Students with Disability; Indigenous students; Women in Non-Traditional Areas (WINTA); Regional students; Remote students; Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students, also referred to as ‘Culturally and Linguistically Diverse’ (CALD) students.

    All student data reported or derived for the purposes of this document are sourced from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET). 

    Briefing Note written by Dr Paul Koshy, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE).

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    Create Your Future. Personal stories of disability in study and work

    These original short films depict the real life stories of six men and women with various disabilities. We follow their stories through different stages of transition and participation in post-secondary education and employment.

    The films highlight the right of people with disability to access a full range of education or employment options. The unique stories also demonstrate the range of support that people with disability may access and raise awareness of the NDCO Programme as a resource and link for people with disability, the disability sector, and the community.

  • Article

    Enhancing Self-Disclosure of Equity Group Membership: Report

    An investigation of self-disclosure by indigenous students, students with disabilities and students from non-English-speaking backgrounds at University. The purpose of this study was to inform future policy development by government and future equity practice by higher education providers. From this research, seven good practice guidelines to encourage self-disclosure are proposed, in addition to group-specific recommendations. (Colin Clark, Matthew Wilkinson and Rita Kusevskis-Hayes - UNSW)


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    First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN)

    First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national peak organisation. We aim to be a strong voice of and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families. We do this using a range of strategies including: providing advice to government; educating the government and non-government sectors about how to meet the unmet needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

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    Get Ready for Study and Work – Tips for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability

    The workbook is based on ten top tips for young people with disability and contains information, contacts and activities to help ATSI 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.

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    NDCO Indigenous Awareness Project

    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.

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    Pathways 13: Keynote - Michele Fleming

    Keynote address: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students with Disability: Are we doing enough? (Professor Michele Fleming, Dean of Students, University of Canberra)

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