In 2014 the focus is the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data, which are two elements of the More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative:
Disability Standards for Education (2005)
All staff in Catholic schools will be encouraged to complete the e-learning. When the e-learning is completed please email a copy of your certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org
The e-learning addresses the AITSL AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR TEACHERS Standard 1.6 :Strategies to support full participation of students with disabilities.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability
From 2015, all government and non-government schools in Australia will be required to participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. Over 2013 and 2014 selected schools will participate in data collection under a phased approach before full national implementation in 2015. The Data Collection will provide all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with nationally consistent information about the number of school students with disability and the level of adjustment being made to enable the students to access and participate on the same basis as their peers. The Data Collection is a critical element of new national reform and will provide information on a wider cohort of students than is covered by the Special Education Program.
Further information and resources for schools is available on CESA online: