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    ADCET Webinar: Supporting students with disability during and beyond higher education

    ADCET in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) were joined by presenters  Tim Pitman and David Eckstein. Tim and David are Equity Research Fellows from the National Centre for tudent Equity in Higher Education, they are examining the ways in which Australia’s higher education institutions support students with disability to succeed not only in their studies but beyond. Tim is particularly interested in how students with disability from regional and remote parts of Australia are supported, whilst David is researching the practicalities of providing targeted careers education that enables their post-graduation success. (March 2020)

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    ADCET Webinar: Mainstreaming Accessible Digital technologies in Higher Education

    For students with disabilities, the availability of digital technologies has a significant impact on this group’s enrolment, retention and completion. This presentation sets out the findings of a research project that explored how Curtin students with disability engage with technology, both at home and at university, and both with mainstream technology and technology designed for one or more particular disabilities. (March 2020)

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    Student Equity in Higher Degrees by Research

    This report presents analysis and selected data on enrolments, commencements and completions of Higher Degree by Research domestic students from equity groups over the period 2006 to 2017 - including people with disability.  (Published February 2020)

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    VET student outcomes 2019

    The NCVER VET student outcomes 2019 presents information on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2018. The figures are derived from the National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of students who were awarded a qualification (graduates), or who completed at least one subject and left the VET system without obtaining a qualification (subject completers). Summary information is presented on students’ reason for training, employment outcomes, satisfaction with training and further study outcomes. Data on the main reason for not continuing with the training are available for subject completer

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    Standing Up For Your Rights: Tertiary Education

    This guide from Vision Australia guide includes an overview of relevant Federal legislation that protects your right to participation in education, how and who you can approach for assistance, and the most effective ways to promote your rights.

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    Conference Accessibility Guidelines

    Comprehensive guidelines for making meetings and conferences more accessible. 

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    National Deaf Center on Post-secondary Outcomes - US

    The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) supports postsecondary success for deaf people.

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    Briefing Note: Equity student participation in Australian higher education 2013–2018

    This NCSEHE briefing note reports on domestic undergraduate equity student participation in Australian higher education from 2013 to 2018. 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) students; Regional students; Remote students; and, 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 (Australian Government Department of Education, 2019).

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    Access, quality and wellbeing in engineering WIL placements: Implications for equity and diversity

    This study funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) examines student engineers’ experiences in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements. The study provides insights into how to guide improvements in engineering WIL practice, particularly in relation to access, quality and wellbeing for students in equity groups.(Natalie Lloyd (University of Technology Sydney), Megan Paull (Murdoch University), Teena Clerke (University of Technology Sydney) and Sally Male (The University of Western Australia - December 2019)

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    Disability Awareness Supporting Students in VET - eLearning

    This resource focuses on how VET Staff and Educators can communicate, interact and respond to the needs of individuals with disability to positively influence their experience and educational outcomes. Additionally, it explores how development, delivery and assessment practices can also have a significant impact. It promotes accessibility and inclusion and the reduction of barriers in vocational education and training.