Edition 591, 16 February 2015
- Support student choice- Higher Education Petition
- ACPET member only professional development offer!
- Foundation Skills for RTOs: free professional development in 2015
- This week in National professional development
- TEQSA 2015 Provider Information Request
- National Skills Week
- Building provider confidence in enrolling learners with disability - free resource & subsidised webinar 24 Feb
- Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide, 14-15 June
- Free TLISC PD workshops for RTOs
- You're invited to the ACPET VET Forum, 26 February, 3:30pm, EDC Hindmarsh
Building provider confidence in enrolling learners with disability - free resource & subsidised webinar 24 Feb
Monday, February 16 2015
ACPET has developed an online resource, in collaboration with the NDCO network, the EEO Commission (SA), and the SA Training and Disability Advocates, to support education and training providers in the process of enrolling learners with disability and meeting their needs, in line with legislative and good practice requirements.
The resource is accompanied by this webinar, which is for all staff in small to medium VET and Higher Education institutions, who interface with students particularly on initial enquiry and enrolment. It aims to assist providers to become more confident in supporting students with disability through the determination of education and training pathways, course selection, enrolment, and individual education planning.
The session will not only define ‘Disability’ in its broadest sense and outline accompanying legislative requirements and standards, but also address the issues of handling student disclosure sensitively and how various levels of disability can impact on learning.
In particular, the session will focus on the policies, processes and good practices that can be put in place to address learner disability confidently (whether evident or hidden, as in some mental health cases), during the full life cycle of the student from enrolment to completion, but with special emphasis on the enrolment process. Practical examples and case studies will also be discussed.
Participants will be referred to the new ACPET-NDCO resource and other helpful resources and follow up PD, from introductory level to more advanced sessions for educators.
This webinar is offered at a special discounted rate, due to the generous support of the NDCO in SA.
By the end of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:
define the full range of disability with which students may present;
be confident in sensitively handling the issue of student disclosure of disability;
be familiar with the relevant legislation and education standards;
be confident in establishing or implementing, relevant policies, procedures and good practices for meeting the needs of students with disability across the whole student life cycle, from enrolment to successful completion;
and be able to access additional help and resources as required.
When: Tuesday 24 February 11:30am-1pm (EST)
Facilitator: Jennifer Cousins
Click here to register. Subsidised fee - Members $65 Non-Members $95