From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. This page is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
National Disability Data Collection (NCCD) 2017
Since 2015, all Australian schools have been required to participate in the annual collection of nationally consistent data on school students with disability.
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability provides Australian schools, parents, education authorities and the community with information about the number of students with disability in schools, where they are located and the adjustments they receive.
The national data collection on students with disability reinforces the existing obligations that schools have towards students under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
The national data collection counts the number of students who are supported under these obligations based on the professional judgement of teachers and their understanding and knowledge of their students.
Each year in August, principals will verify data about students in their school receiving adjustments because of disability, based on evidences in the school.
Essential information for people involved in the collection of data:
The Data Collection Model
Step 1 - Is there an adjustment?
Step 2 - What is the level of adjustment?
Step 3 - What is the category of disability?
Step 4 - how do you record and submit the data?
Do you have evidence?
Level of adjustment provided to the student
Sound knowledge and understanding of the DDA and Disability Standards for Education will assist schools in meeting mandatory obligations to students and their parents and carers and implementing the national data collection. For more information, see:
Training Website and Manual
A training website, developed by Educational Services Australia, supports implementation of the national data collection through information about the national data collection model including levels of adjustment and evidence requirements. A series of case studies, illustrations of practice and a new PowerPoint presentation is also available on this site. For more information, see:
Senior policy and program staff from every state, territory and sector have worked collaboratively on this website. The Department has also provided a Manual with content taken from the training website. See: Manual (docx - 3.53mb).
Advice and assistance
A Help desk for the national data collection located in the state office is available to schools. For support, contact:
For Additional support materials for schools, see: