A new Portal has been launched by the Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, to help school communities participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). CSA was represented on the Stakeholder Reference Group assisting in its development.
Every school is required to submit data to the NCCD. The information gathered helps teachers, principals, education authorities and governments better understand and support students with disability.
There is no change to the data submission process this year. However, school communities can access extra support through this online resource.
The new NCCD Portal has a range of free and practical resources to support schools and their communities to participate in the NCCD, including e-learning modules, videos, case studies and templates.
The Portal includes step-by-step guides to the NCCD process, explains why data is collected and what supporting evidence is required, and suggests key timelines for action.
The e-learning modules assist school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants to understand their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and other requirements.
Parents, guardians and carers can also find tailored information on the Portal.
For more information on the NCCD, visit www.nccd.edu.au.