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Last updated 12:45 PM on 29 July 2016

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability is a joint initiative of all Australian state and territory governments and non-government education bodies. Under the Australian Education Act, all schools are required to participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data.

The data is collected annually across Australia to identify the number of school students with disability, as well as the level of reasonable educational adjustment provided for them within their educational setting. 

The national data collection has been progressively implemented over the period 2013-2015. Our school was one of the initial trial schools, being selected due to its quality learning and support practices. We were also filmed for the NCCD web site, as a case study, to support other schools. 

From last year, all government and non-government schools have been required to participate annually in the national data collection. Our school has been collecting data this week, for the August 5 census date. Teachers have spent time detailing the many adjustments they make for students, in an effort to inform the government of funding requirements as well as to collate information for other school staff who also work with and support the student/s. This allows the effective exchange of information from one teacher to the next, and from one year or school to the next.

All data collected is stored securely and remains confidential. If you would like more information about the data collection, please contact your child's classroom teacher or go to our "Handouts" tab to download/read the parent information note and a handout about the background of the data collection. Clicking on the link below will also show you a short clip detailing more about what we do:

NCCD Site - Video Link

(From: http://www.schooldisabilitydatapl.edu.au/illustrations-of-practice/video-detail/preparing-for-the-data-collection)