The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program targets the barriers that people with disability face in successfully accessing and completing post-school education and training and subsequent employment.
A national network of NDCOs works within 31 specific regions across Australia to improve the coordination and delivery of support services to help make it easier to enrol or participate in post-school education, training and employment.
The goals of the NDCO program are to:
NDCOs perform a range of functions to help people with disability gain access to and successfully complete post-school education and training, and employment. NDCOs can provide practical assistance and advice to individuals with disability and their families, education and training providers, as well as employment and community support agencies.
Request for proposal
The Department is now calling for proposals from universities, Registered Training Organisations, non-government agencies (such as disability employment or support agencies) and other interested parties to deliver the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program.
Applications close on 4 March 2013 at 4.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Further information is available on the Request for Proposal webpage.