National Disability Coordination Officer Program
The National Disability Coordination Officer Program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The program is a free service that assists people with disability to overcome barriers so they can successfully access and complete post-school training, and gain employment. The program supports individuals and their families by providing advice, information and resources to ensure positive employment outcomes for people with disability.
The program comprises 31 regions across Australia, and VERTO offers this service across region nine (Western New South Wales).
The NDCO program drives change so that people with disability have equitable opportunity to access, participate and achieve their goals in tertiary education and subsequent employment.
There are three key objectives for the program:
- Improved linkages between schools, tertiary education providers, employment service providers and providers of disability programs and assistance at all government levels;
- Improved transitions for people with disability between school/community and Tertiary Education, and then to subsequent employment; and
- Improved participation by people with disability in Tertiary Education and subsequent employment.
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