New to the NCCD?
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is an annual collection of information about Australian school students who are receiving adjustments due to disability.
- Learn about the NCCD, including its purpose and how it assists schools.
- Learn about the NCCD's underpinning legislation: the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).
- Learn about your school's obligations under the legislation.
The NCCD fits into your normal teaching practices and teaching and learning schedules. Find out how the NCCD phases align with your school year.
What needs to be done?
The NCCD model is the systematic process that schools follow to undertake the NCCD. It consists of four steps:
- Step 1: Determine which students are receiving adjustments to access education because of disability
- Step 2: Determine what level of adjustment is being provided to each of these students
- Step 3: Determine the broad category of disability
- Step 4: Record and submit the data
Decisions are based on evidence.
The NCCD guidelines This link will open in a new window provide full details on schools' responsibilities.
Your role in the NCCD
Your role in the NCCD will differ depending on your role at the school.
- Principals and school teams are responsible for facilitating the NCCD, including ensuring that all staff are aware of the process and of the school's obligations under the DDA and the Standards.
- Teachers provide adjustments for students with disability as part of their general teaching practices. Documented evidence of these adjustments underpins NCCD decision-making.
- The NCCD has no direct impact on students.
- Parents, guardians and carers may provide the school with information or records to assist the school to understand the student's needs. This can help the school to accurately assess the student's inclusion in the NCCD.
- Medical and allied health professionals may provide diagnoses or other assessment information, with parental permission, that can help the school to accurately assess the student's inclusion in the NCCD.
Learn more about your role in the NCCD.
- Strong leadership and involvement from the principal and executive team
- Planned, targeted professional learning promoting knowledge and understanding of the DDA and the Standards
- Ongoing collection and analysis of data to identify needs of individual students and groups of students – from the beginning of the year and year to year
- A whole-school approach connecting all teachers and support staff to learning and support, and the NCCD and its processes
- Planned, rigorous and ongoing professional conversations about highly effective teaching and levels of adjustment
- Maintenance of an evidence base of learning and support within the school
- Ongoing professional dialogue and collaboration to support and moderate individual teacher judgement about adjustments with consultation with key contacts
- Specific training and guidance for teachers in documentation, including recording of events, communications, modifications, individual learning plans and monitoring strategies
Roles at each phase of the NCCD
Download the 'Roles at each phase of the NCCD' infographic This link will open in a new window (PDF).
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