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NCCD and supporting students with disability

The NCCD is an annual collection of information about Australian school students with disability. The NCCD enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school.

How does the NCCD fit in your school? The NCCD should be integrated as part of the continuing process of teaching and learning


In the Planning phase, typically in Term 1, prepare for the NCCD by building understanding of the NCCD and its underpinning legislation.

Key Activities & Resources for the planning phase


In the Implementation phase, typically in Term 2, schools follow the NCCD model.

Key Activities & Resources for the implementation phase


In the Reflection phase, typically in Term 4, the school team evaluates the application of the NCCD model.

Key Activities & Resources for the reflection phase

Case studies

These case studies demonstrate the application of the NCCD model through examples.

2023 - need to know

  • NCCD Guidelines

    The NCCD Guidelines are published annually. The 2023 Guidelines are now available.

    Download the 2023 NCCD Guidelines
  • NCCD Quick Guide

    The NCCD Quick Guide is an abbreviated version of the NCCD Guidelines. It provides the essential information you need about the NCCD. 

    Download the 2023 NCCD Quick Guide
  • New to the NCCD Portal

    The NCCD Portal has been refreshed this year with new case studies, and guidance on imputing disability.

  • Sign up

2023 NCCD national key dates

Consult with your education authority for schedules within your state or territory.

4 August

Reference date for the 2023 NCCD

11 August

Authorities for non-government schools provide information to Australian Government Department of Education.

6 October

Authorities for government schools are scheduled to provide information to Australian Government Department of Education.

View contact details of states and territories

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