Disability Discrimination Act eLearning Course

Education Programs – Special Learning Needs

The Disability Standards for Education (DSE) 2005 – eLearning Course

 

Please read through the following points carefully as they concern the change in access for staff needing to complete the Disability Standards for Education E-Learning Course in 2019.

• Prior to February 2019, staff in schools accessed the Disability Standards for Education (DSE) E-Learning Course created by the University of Canberra through the University of Canberra portal.

• As of 16 February 2019, the DSE E-Learning Modules will no longer be accessible through the University of Canberra and will instead be accessible on the new national portal for the NCCD

  • This portal is newly developed and is not launched until 16 February 2019
  • The new portal’s web address will be:  www.NCCD.edu.au
  • CSNSW advises of this important access change and discourages staff from logging into the old University of Canberra site on or after 16 February
    • In addition, CSNSW advises schools that if staff commence an elearning course on the University of Canberra portal JUST PRIOR to 16 Feb and they DO NOT complete the module in time, then the record will be lost and staff will need to re-commence and re-do the unfinished course from scratch on the new national portal for the NCCD

Instructions

Click here for instructions to access the DSE Course

Background

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (‘the Standards’) clarify, and make more explicit, the obligations of education providers under the DDA and the rights of people with disability in relation to education.

The Standards provide a framework to ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students.

The Standards cover:

  • Enrolment, parental choice
  • Access and participation
  • Curriculum development, accreditation and delivery
  • Student support services
  • Elimination of harassment and victimization

The Standards support consultation, negotiation and collaboration between schools, families and services. Such processes need to maintain the dignity, respect, privacy, and confidentiality of the student/parent and her/his associates.

For further information, contact:

Samantha Giles

State Coordinator – Special Learning Needs

Catholic Schools NSW

T 02 9287 1543

 

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