National Disability Coordination Office
The NDCO program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
About National Disability Coordination Office Program
The NDCO Program
National Disability Coordination Officers work to build links between education, training and employment sectors, and to provide information, coordination and referral services so that people with a disability have assistance at all levels.
What are the NDCO Program goals?
The NDCO Program's goals are to:
- improve transitions for people with a disability from their school or community into post-school education, training and subsequent employment;
- increase participation by people with a disability in higher education, vocational education and training and employment;
- establish better links between schools, universities, TAFEs, training providers and disabillity service providers so that they can work together to provide the best possible assistance for people with a disability.
The NDCO Program works towards the Australia-wide coordination and delivery of support services for people with a disability who are at, or who will be attending, university, TAFE or another training organisation.
What services does an NDCO provide?
NDCOs operate in each one of the thirty-one NDCO service regions which cover Australia. Your regional NDCO will:
- raise awareness amongst education providers and the general public of the issues facing people with a disability
- assist local education providers and service providers to identify needs and provide better services for people with a disability
- link individuals, families and organisations to local services that have the resources to help through transition periods
- provide information to education providers, service providers and individuals.