Introduction OPTIONAL

Australian, state and territory governments have agreed on a new approach to collecting data on school students with disability.

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability provides Australian schools, parents, education authorities and the community with information about the number of students with disability in schools, where they are located and the adjustments they receive.

The national data collection on students with disability reinforces the existing obligations that schools have towards students under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005. It counts the number of students who are supported under these obligations based on the professional judgement of teachers and their understanding and knowledge of their students.

The national data collection on students with disability acknowledges the work already undertaken in your school to support students with disability. It assists schools to identify and to support students with disability so they can access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers.

This website will help you to understand and implement the national data collection on students with disability. The site allows you to work through the material in one session or over a number of sessions. Pages can be printed using the button at the top of each page.

For background information about the national data collection on students with disability, please visit the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website.

A Notice for Schools and School Principals has been developed to provide information for principals, teachers and other school staff participating in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability in 2017. This notice provides background information, key activity dates and how to prepare for the data collection.

A public information notice about the data collection has been developed to provide students, parents and carers with important privacy information in relation to the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability: public information notice.