Resources & Publications


Beyond Expectations DVD image Beyond Expectations DVD- documents the valuable contribution of employees with disabilities
Finding Help Mental Health image Finding Help- Mental Health brochure with resources and contacts
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EduApps User Manual- This manual is designed to support the new and existing users of the free assistive technology EduApps, and more specifically AccessApps. 

To find out more or download EduApps visit 

Microsoft Accessibility Image Microsoft Accessibility Features.  Read case studies and see videos on how individuals with various types of disabilities use Microsoft accessibility features at work, in school and in daily life
Disclosure image Choosing Your Path: Disclosure It's a Personal Decision- provides information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in education and employment.  The website also explains the role and responsibilities of educators and employers.
Some useful mental health websites Helpful Mental Health Websites
Mountain Climbing resource

Mountain Climbing: A resource for tertiary graduates with lived experience of mental illness making transition to employment created by the Tasmanian NDCOs with useful information and weblinks to assist with choosing employment, job seeking, decide if and when to disclose and maintaining wellness in the job.
Hear from other graduates through the case studies. Get all the information you need to launch yourself into a successful career.

Event Accessibility Guidleines Accessible Events Guide for Organisers from Meetings and Events Australia
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Transition Poster Image Transition Poster for Schools and Students updated for 2012
Albury Wodonga PSTG Service Directory Albury/Wodonga Post School Transition Group's Post School Service Directory for students with a disability - this local service directory answers frequently asked questions regarding the supports available for students with a disability as they transition including in the areas of funding, further education, apprenticeships, employment, day services and more.
Tips for Tertiary DVD image Tips for Tertiary DVD hosted by Rebel Wilson- offering a range of tips and advice from current students and professionals to young people with disabilities transitioning into tertiary education- contact your NDCO for a copy
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Preparing for TAFE: A guide for Students with a Disability in Victoria- A comprehensive handbook for those considering TAFE as a training option
Preparing for higher education guide Preparing for higher education: A Victorian guide for students with a disability- A comprehensive handbook for those considering study at a university or college in Victoria 
Get Ready for Study or Work Booklet Image Get Ready for Study and Work- Top ten tips for people who have a disability or chronic medical condition workbook
Transition CDs image Tertiary Transition CDs- This series of 5 audio CDs contains students testimonials from students with a range of disabilities that have participated in tertiary education
Pathway Planning Poster image Pathway Planning: A Guide for Students poster & Supporting Transition Planning handout from the Preparing Students with Disabilities for Transition information sessions.
Disability Services video image Disability Services video on Youtube- This video was produced by UniSA and provides an overview of some of the issues and tips for students with disabilities at university from a student’s perspective.
Dyslexia at University video image Dyslexia at university video on youtube- This video was produced by Macquarie University and shares Nathan's experiences of having Dyslexia at university.
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Uni Careers Forum- Managing Disability video Part 1   / Part 2 

Two videos featuring talks by an IBM Manager and graduates with disabilities at the forum held at the University of Technology Sydney in 2010.

education 2 employment education 2 employment is a package with the facts, tips and advice to support a successful move from tertiary studies to graduate employment
Which Way Workbook Image Which Way Workbook- Tips for young Indigenous people with a disability or medical condition
Healthy University Image 'The Healthy University'- A mental health learning program by the University of Melbourne
Healthy TAFE image 'The Healthy TAFE'- A mental health learning program by the University of Melbourne
Making the Move image Making the Move- A resource to support Deaf or Hard of hearing students leaving school from NMIT's Centre of Excellence
  Effective Transition Planning for Secondary School Students with Disability article
My Career My APS website My Career My APS- is an online career tool that provides information and practical exercises for people from diverse backgrounds, particularly those with a disability, who want to know more about a career in the Australia Public Service or are already employed in the Australian Public Service and looking to further their career.
Education and Training Staff________________________________
One and All: A Facilitators guide to assist in the delivery of TAAENV402A Foster and promote an Inclusive Learning Culture (pdf - 622kb)
Picture of cover of In My Shoes resource In My Shoes - An induction package for teachers, disability support staff and administrators in Tertiary Education
In My Shoes Facilitators Guide image In My Shoes- Facilitators Guide (8,282kb)
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Designing Accessible Student Support materials and instructional media-  a guide to assist those producing or modifying educational media to improve access for all students, particularly for students with a disability.

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CHC10108 Certificate 1 in Work Preparation - Induction Training for Disability Support Workers in Tertiary Education.

Disability Support Worker Support Training image CHCEDS330B Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment handbook -This handbook makes up part of the Certificate III skill set training for Disability Support Workers in Tertiary Education
Disability Support Worker Learning Disability Training image CHCEDS413A Support Students with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities- This handbook makes up part of the Certificate III skill set training for Disability Support Workers in Tertiary Education
Indigenous poster image ' Disability and Aboriginal Liaison Officers- Let's Work Together' poster
Indigenous report image Working with Indigenous Students with Disabilities in Tertiary Education Report
Depression Yarns DVD Depression Yarns: Tackling Depression, Anxiety and Related Disorders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities DVD - developed for Indigenous Mental Health Workers and service providers working with Aboriginal people. The DVD focuses on postnatal depression and depression in men.  It can be ordered free from beyondblue. 
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Making it Happen- Work Experience for All - Teachers guide, Marketing, Teacher Aides resources, Host Employer, Student work book, Student work book with graphics, Student booklet for workplacement, Order form

These resources, created by the Tasmanian NDCO,  provide resources to support secondary and vocational teachers in providing work experience to students with a disability.

Disability Practitioners Toolkit- This toolkit from the ADCET website provides useful tips for all those working with people with disability in education settings
Working with Diversity Website Working with Diversity -is a Western Australian website which contains a Quality Training for People with a disability section including information on disability, discrimination, legislation, reasonable adjustment, types of disability, disclosure, bridging pathways, partnerships with disability agencies, delivery, assessments, staff development, pathways to employment, National policies, key resources, resources for learners with a disability, useful websites as well and State and Territory specific websites
Navigating TAFE: A guide for Deaf and hard of hearing students DVD from NMIT's Centre of Excellence
Notetaking for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students image Note Taking for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students- a 9 min DVD from NMIT's Centre of Excellence
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Live Remote Sign Language Interpreting- Skype and Education


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Guidelines for tertiary education institutions to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with a mental illness


Staying the course handbook for RTOs to work effectively with people with mental illness Staying the course - This Western Australian handbook has been developed to assist staff in registered training organisations (RTOs) to work more effectively with their clients or learners who live with mental illness.  
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Student mental health wiki is a resource for those working in the area of tertiary student mental health- providing a space to share mental health promotion materials

To access the wiki visit


Preparing Accessible Teaching resources image Preparing accessible teaching resources for delivery online, via PDA or smartphone  
The creativity of success The Creativity of Success: Disability in the classroom and workplace- This guide aims to assist private training organisations (RTOs) in recruiting, training, assessing and transitioning people with a disability into employment.  
Academic accommodations for students with psychiatric disability Academic accommodations for students with psychiatric disability  
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Assistive Technology in the Workplace for people with disability.      This booklet includes sections on assistive technology for people who are deaf/hearing impaired, are blind/vision-impaired, are deaf/blind, have physical disabilities, and have a learning disability. It also includes a section on the accessibility features of smartphones, iPads & tablet computers and a section on JobAccess and Disability Employment Services.

 Workers with Mental illness Managers Guide image Workers with Mental Illness: A Practical Guide for Managers- This guide was published by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
education 2 employment education 2 employment is a package with the facts, tips and advice on recruiting graduates with a disability. Employing graduates with disability is good for business.
 Australian Network on Disability Logo Managers Guide to Disability in the Workplace- This guide is produced by Australian Network on Disability and is available for a small fee.
 Australian Network on Disability Logo Welcoming Customers with a Disability- This guide is produced by Australian Network on Disability and is available for a small fee.
Employer's Guide on partnering with Disability Employment Services Employer's Guide on partnering with Disability Employment Services- This guide aims to help Australian businesses to better understand and partner with Disability Employment Services to recruit from the entire talent pool and make it easier for candidates with disability to get and keep jobs. It also aims to create shared understanding and a shared language to assist Disability Employment Services and employers to work effectively together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Opportunity booklet Opportunity- the "Opportunity" booklet has been developed by the Australian Network on Disability to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business and assist organisations to build skills and confidence in relation to people with disability as employees, customers and other stakeholders.
Employer toolkit Employer Toolkit- This NDCO website provides information for employers who are considering or working with a person with a disability.  It covers information on disclosure (during an interview, at any time and, during a disciplinary process), inherent requirements, workplace adjustments, Disability Discrimination Act, Occupational Health & Safety, employer responsibilities and strategies, disability services and programs and, relevant legislation. 
Value for Business Value for Business- Facts sheets created as a marketing resource for Disability Employment Service (DES) providers and employers on the benefits of employment people with disability.  Created by NDCO Region 20
Employer Resource kit Frequently Asked Questions Employer Resource Kit Frequently Asked Questions-  This resource, created by NDCO Region 20, aims to answer the most common queries of employers regarding employing a person with a disability.
Employer Resource Kit Disability Fact Sheets Employer Resource Kit Disability Fact sheets -  These fact sheets outline the key characteristics of a series of disabilities and communication strategies to assist in the workplace.
JobAccess Fact Sheet JobAccess Fact Sheet- This fact sheet outlines the role of JobAccess-a comprehensive, easy to use website and a telephone information service that provides advice on disability employment related matters. It offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers.
Employers guide to partnering with DES Employers Guide to partnering with Disability Employment Services- This valuable online resource was developed by Disability Employment Australia in response to requests by Australian employers for a better alignment of Disability Employment Services (DES) with the employer recruitment processes of organisations. 


The NDCO is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)