16 Feb 2019 – Key Media Release
School students with disability will receive better support to reach their full potential with new learning resources for teachers, school leaders, support staff and parents.
The Morrison Government is providing more than $28 billion to support students with disability as part of its record schools funding package of $307.7 billion.
More than 724,000 students received additional funding through the disability loading in 2017.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan today launched a $4 million information portal to support educating students with disability.
“Our Government believes that every Australian deserves access to a top-quality education,” Mr Tehan said.
“That is why the Morrison Government is providing record funding to all Australian schools including extra money to support students with disability.
“The new interactive portal will make it easier for education professionals to access advice and guidance on what they can do to ensure students with disability are given every opportunity to learn and succeed.
“Teachers will be able to access professional learning modules, podcasts, and other resources for self-directed and blended learning through the portal. There are also videos, infographics and parent information.”
The interactive portal will have information for teachers about how to complete the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD), the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the adjustments provided to support students with disability in their learning, as well as referrals to other services and disability assistance.
The NCCD Portal is available at www.nccd.edu.au