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Queensland 

The TAFE Queensland Disability Support Officer Network

This network is a very active forum for DSO’s from all TAFE Queensland regions. They meet via video conference once every 6 weeks to discuss issues and partake in professional development activities organised for the forum.

The Chair is Meredith Jackson, located at TAFE Queensland Skills Tech campus in Brisbane.

For more information please email Meredith.Jackson2@tafe.qld.edu.au.

The Queensland University Disability Liaison Officer’s Network

The Queensland Disability Liaison Officer’s Network (QDLO) is a professional network representing Disability Practitioners working in all Queensland universities. We have approximately 25 members.

CQUniversity currently hosts the QDLO network and this responsibility rotates every two years to a different University. Meetings are held once every two months (face to face in Brisbane and via teleconference throughout the state), providing opportunity for members to share their practice, discuss topical issues and strengthen partnerships. The network benefits from a wealth of practitioner expertise in the sector. Guest speakers are invited on occasion and individual members regularly showcase new services or programs. QDLO members also work collaboratively to promote disability services in Queensland tertiary institutions at post-school options events and expos.

Duties of the host University include preparing and distributing meeting documentation, monitoring the QDLO email, acting as financial delegate of QDLO funds and hosting a face to face professional development event. Each Queensland University provides an annual financial contribution to the QDLO network which may be used to cover the costs of administration and professional development events. Funding is allocated via group consensus. The QDLO network has a Terms of Reference which is reviewed annually.

Marion MacGregor Burgess is the current chair of the QDLO Network. For more information please email marion.macgregorburgess@jcu.edu.au