NCCDSSD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability)
The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students with previously fundable levels of disability as well as students with special learning needs or ongoing health or mental health conditions which have a functional impact on the student’s education, require educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability, require active monitoring and consultation, and in some cases, ongoing teacher education.
This broader brushstroke of acknowledgement is due to the very expansive definition of disability within the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Education Standards of 2005.
The NCCDSSD data is not directly linked to recurrent funding of students with disability however the federal Minister for Education and training recently announced that additional funding to support students with disability will be distributed based on NCCD data. No details released to date.
The NCCDSSD Census date is the 5th August, on which date, numerical and non-identifiable data will be collated and sent through to ISV, (Independent Schools Victoria).
A copy of the Australian Government’s Public Information Notice regarding the data collection is available at http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/150420_-_public_information_notice_0.pdf.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Head of Campus.