A notice 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 tips on how to prepare for the data collection.
A public information notice is also available to provide students and parents/carers with important privacy information in relation to the data collection.
This document demonstrates application of the NCCD model through case study examples, using the 4 steps for completing the data collection as guidance.
Key activities and timeframes
This link provides guidance on how schools can best prepare for completion of the NCCD. The timeframe acknowledges the relationship between learning and support practices and implementation of the NCCD model. Implementing quality learning and support practices places schools in a strong position to complete the NCCD.
The purpose of this resource is to assist schools in undertaking within-school moderation to support them in making consistent and reliable decisions about students' level of adjustment and category of disability.
Personalised Learning and Support
This resource provides guiding principles and key steps for implementing personalised learning and support in schools.
R Strategies to support decision making
This document provides guidance about strategies that will support principals and teachers in planning and implementation of the NCCD and in effective and consistent decision making.
O Guidance on adjustment level selection
This resource provides guidance to schools to assist them in differentiating between quality differentiated teaching practice and the other three levels of adjustment.
O Level of Adjustment by Disability Category table
This table groups the ‘typical adjustment’ section from the Level of Adjustment Provided to the Student table into disability categories.
This tool has been developed for school teams to reflect on their practices and processes for supporting students who receive an adjustment because of disability, and how improvements in these practices will facilitate the completion of the NCCD.
Collaboration and Consultation
This resource is a practical guide for individuals, families and communities, which highlights the benefits of collaborating as a group to better support a student with disability.
O Australian Government’s fact sheet on Parental Engagement
This fact sheet provides information on key elements of effective partnerships to support engagement between schools and parents.
This resource provides information about the requirement, under the Standards, for schools to consult with the student with disability or their family/associate about reasonable adjustments.
O Australian Government’s fact sheet on Effective Consultation
This fact sheet provides information on how parents can better prepare themselves for consulting with schools.
The purpose of this document is to support teachers in meeting their obligations under the Standards, including in regards to consultation, ensuring that there is a team of people who have significant knowledge and understanding of the student, including the student and their family members or carers.
Meeting obligations under the Standards/DDA
These are links to brief overviews of the DDA and the Standards, prepared by the University of Canberra.
- O Australian Government’s fact sheet on the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- O the Australian Government’s fact sheet on the Disability Standards for Education 2005
These are links to fact sheets on the DDA and the Standards, respectively.
- O http://resource.dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/content/australian-law
O Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities
This is a link to online resources which inform parents, carers and students about the Standards, including practical guides on consultation and collaboration – how schools and parents can work together effectively.
This link provides a summary of Australian law pertaining to the rights of students with disability – namely, the DDA and the Standards.
This is a downloadable fact sheet for parents/carers on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.
Improving whole school practice
- O Embracing diversity
This link provides examples of how a school community can demonstrate that it embraces diversity, consistent with the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
O Talking about people with disability
This link provides some guidance around language when talking about people with disability.
O Student Wellbeing Hub
Note: On 14 October 2016, the Safe Schools Hub was renamed the Student Wellbeing Hub.
The Student Wellbeing Hub is the Australian Government’s one-stop shop for information and resources for educators, students, parents, specialist professionals and pre-service teachers on strategies to build and sustain the wellbeing of the whole school community.
O Positive Partnerships
Positive Partnerships is the education component of the Australian Government’s Helping Children with Autism package, which provides professional development for school leaders and teachers, workshops for parents/carers and a dedicated website with online learning modules and other resources.