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 Students with Disability provides Australian schools, parents, education authorities and 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.
This information is counted / included in the mid year Census (August) that all WA schools must comply with.
For further information on NCCD go to www.education.gov.au/nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability or click here NCCD fact sheet.