ADCET March newsletter
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ADCET Advisory Committee welcomes three new members.

ADCET is excited to welcome three new members to our advisory committee.  With the redevelopment of ADCET in 2014, we feel it is time to expand the representative members on the committee. Read more »

International Students with Disability

There are many considerations for post-secondary education providers with enrolled international students, as supporting international students with disability may raise a number of issues. Read more »

Upcoming ADCET Webinar 

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education

""ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) are excited to be able to bring you this webinar.
Dr Ceridwen Owen (Senior Lecturer and Program Director (Architecture) in the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania) is the presenter and will focus on the design of the built environment and how this affects students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), drawing on the results of the self-directed photography study undertaken by students at the University of Tasmania. 

Dr Owen’s research was funded through the NCSEHE and the final report will be released by NCSEHE in the lead up to World Autism Day 2016. When: Thursday 7 April, 1pm - 2pm AEST

Further information and the registration
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ADCET Webinar - recording

Supporting tertiary students with disabilities: Student and staff perspectives of what works
This webinar, hosted by ADCET in partnership with The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND), was held in March, 2016.

Dr Annie Venville and Professor Ellie Fossey presented this webinar, they discussed the finding from a recently released research project 'Supporting tertiary students with disabilities: Exploring the use of individualised and institution-level approaches in practice'.  Video, presentation and transcript of the webinar »
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Disability Practice in the Spotlight

A son-inspired journey

Sue Hancock, an Access and Success Officer with the ANU has a great knowledge of transition for students with disability across the education span, as she has worked in primary, secondary and now the tertiary sector. “I know the issues faced within and between each level, and this understanding gives my current work an added edge, and I love to see students across their educational journey”. Read more about Sue »

 Pathways13 Conference


The 13 bi-annual Pathways conference will be held
Wednesday 30 November - Friday 2 December, 2016 at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.

The ATEND Pathways Conference is a bi-annual event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND). The conference brings together disability practitioners, NDCOs and a range of other professional, academic staff and students with disability to identify and remove barriers for people with disability participating in higher education and training.

Pathways 13 centres around the theme; Changes, Challenges and Choice – embracing the future. The Pathways 13 conference will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pathways in Australia. Exploring the past 25 years will enable us to look back since the first Pathways Conference in Geelong in 1991, and explore Changes in the field of higher education and training for people with disability and look forward to the Challenges and Choices of the future.

Further information:


NDCO resource

The Making Experience Count eBook is a collection of 12 personal stories aimed at sharing helpful information and resources for mature age job seekers with disability. Read the stories »

 Upcoming Events

2016 Round Table Conference The 2016 Round Table Conference theme is “Access and engagement with the marketplace of information, technologies and learning”, will be held in Melbourne. When: 14 May 2016 to Tuesday, 17 May 2016  View the event website »

Aspect Autism in Education Conference The second Aspect Autism in Education Conference is being hosted in Melbourne. The conference will host a number of national and international speakers and delegates: representing educators, mental and allied health professionals, researchers, authors and families, as well as students, young people and adults on the autism spectrum. When:  5 - 6 May, 2016  View the event website »

Vision Australia: Accessibility courses  Vision Australia is offering a number of courses in 2016.  The courses are designed to teach you practical skills where you need them most, the one-day courses enable professionals and whole organisations to achieve the highest standards in accessibility and inclusion, in alignment with the Australian Government's Digital Service Standard. View the event website »

Autism Expo - Mebourne The Melbourne Autism Expo provides an opportunity for children, teenagers, families and adults to access useful, practical (and sometimes unusual!) information, products and services related to ASD. We also encourage teachers and extended family members to attend to learn more about ASD and how you can support those living with ASD. When:  30 April, 2016 View the event website »

Adult Workshops for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder  Autism SA will be running workshops for adults on the spectrum, focusing on social and communication skills, friendships and relationships, anxiety and goal planning. When: Running between 1 Oct 2015 and 30 Apr 2016  View the event website »

Australia's Disability Employment Conference is Australasia's premier conference for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners, Board members, training and education providers, employers, disability advocates, and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector. When:  10 - 11 August, 2016. View the event website »

Pathways13 - Canberra 2016 The 13th  bi-annual Pathways conference will be held Wednesday 30 November - Friday 2 December, 2016 at the Hotel Realm, Canberra. View the event website »

 Positions Vacant

Mental Health Program Coordinator - University of Melbourne The Mental Health Program Coordinator role will provide an expanded range of mental health initiatives for students and staff including mental health training programs and workshops, online resources and psychological counselling and  management of clients in high risk mental health situations. Applications close: 29 Mar 2016  Further information »

Disability Adviser - Flinders University The Disability Adviser (DA) co-ordinates specific services that allow students with disabilities to access university study and can provide advocacy on behalf of individual students or on disability issues that affect a number of students.  For the period of the contract this position will focus on the delivery of services to students with complex disability and health issues.  The position is available on a fixed-term, part-time (80%) basis for 12 months. Applications close: Friday 8 April, 2016. Further information »

Disability Support Officer TAFE- Sunshine Coast This position will coordinate the support services for students with a disability to assist them to achieve their individual educational goals. This position reports to the Manager Student Services and Support, and is a temporary full-time position for two (2) years with the possibility of extension. Location will be negotiable across our Mooloolaba and Nambour campus locations. Applications close: 31 March, 2016. Further information »

Manager, Counselling Services - University of Wollongong The primary purpose of this role is to provide leadership of the Counselling Services team and personal counselling services to students. The counselling team work towards ensuring students at all UOW onshore locations receive the support required to facilitate their transition, retention and success with their studies. Applications close: 17 April 2016 Further information »

 Latest News

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund is open for applications. The closing date for the Education Fund are every six months at the end of March and September each year.  The next applications close on March 31st, 2016  Further information »

ASD and the workplace study Research funded by Deakin University’s School of Psychology is being undertaken as part of a PhD degree which will help generate an understanding of the challenges and enablers for people with either High Functioning Autism (HFA), Asperger’s Disorder (AD), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at work. Further information »

 Latest Articles and Weblinks

Captioning, Audio Description and Transcription Suppliers Media Access Australia have compiled a comprehensive list of Australian suppliers of captioning, audio description and transcription services.View the web page »
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