Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data – School Students with Disability


What is the National Data Collection?


The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability is an annual national census that collates the number of school students with a disability within our educational system and the level of reasonable educational adjustments made within schools.  Involvement in the national data collection will assist better policy and educational programs for students with disabilities.


From August 2015, the National Consistent Data Collection (NCCD) has been made compulsory for all government and non-government schools to participate.  This means that West Morley Primary School will be required to submit information regarding the number of students with a disability at our school and the level of adjustments provided to them in the next data collection, scheduled for August 2016.


The definition of disability for the NCCD is based on the broad definition under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992).  For the purposes of the NCCD, students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or auditory processing disorder as well as chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or epilepsy that require active monitoring by the school, may be included.


Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all students and families is essential.  Personal details such as student names or other identifying information is not required and will not be provided in the census.


Please contact the school if you have further questions about the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.

National Consistent Collection of Data Information for Parents and Carers

Fact Sheet.