National Partnerships - Students with Disabilities (SWD)
To assist schools to support students with disabilities.
National Partnerships are joint initiatives between the Australian and State Governments to improve the quality of education across the country.
The More Support for Students with Disabilities (MSSWD) National Partnership aims to ensure Australian schools and teachers are better able to support students with disability, contributing to improved student learning experiences, educational outcomes and transitions to further education or work.
Duration of Program
National Partnerships (DETE employees only)
Participating State Schools.
Allocation of Funds
Quality Schools, Inclusive Leaders (QSIL)
- Funds will be allocated to schools that are successful in obtaining a position in the QSIL program beginning May 2015
- Schools will receive the equivalent of 40 TRS days in cash to support the implementation of their action plan
- There is full flexibility in how the funds are used, the only requirement being that it is spent on physical or human resources to improve inclusive practices within the school. This may include professional development, cooperative and collaborative teaching, release time for observation and feedback conversations.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
- Schools new to the data collection in 2015 will receive a TRS payment determined by a sliding scale:
- Band 5 and 6 schools = 1 day TRS
- Band 7 and 8 schools = 2 days TRS
- Band 9 and 10 schools = 3 days TRS
- Band 11 schools = 4 days TRS
- Principals will have the flexibility to decide how to use this funding to best support the collection of data for students with disability.
Principal Advisor - Disability Policy Unit
Telephone: (07) 3513 5949
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