The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in further education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs.
The NDCOs work with stakeholders at the local level to reduce systemic barriers, facilitate smooth transitions, build links and coordinate supports between the education, training and employment sectors.
The NDCO Program objectives are to:
- improve linkages between schools, training and tertiary education providers, employment service providers and providers of disability programs and assistance at all government levels;
- improve transitions for people with disability between school/community and tertiary education, and then to subsequent employment; and
- improve participation by people with disability in tertiary education and subsequent employment, and improve their understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).