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Western Australia

WA State Committee of ATEND

History:
WA State Committee of ATEND was previously known as Tertiary Education Disability Access Network (TEDAN) an incorporated association and an affiliate member of ATEND. Members recently voted in December 2017 to become an official state committee of ATEND and to disband TEDAN as an incorporation which was affirmed by all members. TEDAN as an incorporation is now dissolved.

Objectives:
WA State Committee supports and promotes ATEND as the peak professional body for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary Education and Training sector.

Other objectives of WA State Committee include:

  • promoting co-operation and communication across the tertiary education disability sector in WA,
  • advocating for increased standards of access and participation cross the sector, and
  • coordinating professional development for disability practitioners.

Membership:
WA State Committee currently has 29 members for 2018 consisting of NDCO’s and disability practitioners from State Training Providers (TAFE) and Universities located in Perth and regional areas. An executive committee is responsible for the general management of WA State Committee (please find details below).

Network meetings:
The WA State Committee network meets bi-monthly and has regular professional development in addition to discussing hot topics that impact on the sector, shining a spotlight on WA organisations/tertiary institutions and providing networking opportunities. The meetings are webcast to enable access for remote or regional members. A Professional Development day is organised yearly and additional training events are arranged as opportunities arise.

Representatives:
WA State Committee has two state representatives on the ATEND committee, who provide and receive feedback on national initiatives that are relevant to the sector.

ATEND WA State Executive Committee for 2018

Please note the elected ATEND WA State Chapter committee for 2018 as below.
Chair – Alex Murphy,
Deputy Chair – Wendy Macliver
Secretaries – Elise de Munck & Liz Sullivan
Treasurer – Kristie Courtenay
Members – Samantha Bickell, Veronica Nelson
PD Committee –  Jackie Weinman, Samantha Bickell, Rosemary Woodward &  Erica Lewin
ATEND National representatives – Elise de Munck (TAFE), Jackie Weinman (University)

Who to Contact:
For further information please contact Alex Murphy (Chair) alex.murphy@edge.org.au or Liz Sullivan (Secretary) elizabeth.sullivan@uwa.edu.au or Elise de Munck (Secretary) elise.demunck@smtafe.wa.edu.au