The NCCD evidence templates are user friendly tools that can support schools by facilitating evidence collection for students included in the NCCD, consistent with the NCCD guidelines, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).
The use of these templates is NOT COMPULSORY. Schools can choose to use them as part of their existing processes, as a suite, as individual templates, or not use them at all. The NCCD evidence templates have been developed with input from schools and have been created to assist teaching and support staff:
in planning and delivering adjustments for students with disability
to comply with the NCCD guidelines.
These templates are designed to help schools to capture and record evidence of teaching practices and decision-making processes that support students with disability, including the provision of adjustments, determining the category of disability, identifying evidence and data collection.
How you could use the NCCD evidence templates
The NCCD evidence management template provides an overview of the areas of general evidence under the NCCD guidelines and can provide guidance to schools on the quality and quantity of evidence collected. This template is supported by four supplementary templates: the Individual learning plan template, the student observation templates (individual and multiple students) and the Consultation template.
The table below sets out how each template may be used to capture the key evidence areas under the NCCD guidelines:
Evidence that an approved authority has verified the data prior to submission to the Department.
Tip: The key evidence components outlined above may provide helpful tips to review and adjust your existing templates or systems if desired.
Evidence templates and user guides
Each template is supported by a user guide that provides an overview of the template’s purpose, key considerations when completing the template, and insight into the general areas of evidence that are and are not covered by the template.