Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability


In this section:  National Committee | Life Members 

The Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) is the peak professional body for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary Education and Training sector.

The ATEND National Committee is made up of a representative of the Training & University Sector within each state.

ATEND organises the Pathways Conference that is held bi-annually.


Understanding the ATEND logo: The green and yellow ribbons represent Australia; the blue ribbon represents disability; the crimson represents the legal disability standards, discrimination as a trap; the crimson ribbon is cutting the red tape.

The logo was adopted after a competition was run at the 2006 Pathways. 


Aust-Ed email list

The Aust-Ed email list is an initiative of the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) and is a closed list, it aims to facilitate discussion and information-sharing among disability practitioners and teachers within the post-secondary education sector.  Discussions focus on inclusive teaching, learning and support for people with disability the further education sector. For more information, including how to access archived emails, go to austed-list online form

“An email discussion list is a method of communicating with a group of people via email. Email discussion lists can be ‘open’ or ‘closed’.  A ‘closed’ email discussion list means that messages sent to the list are private and only people who are subscribed to the list can send to and receive messages from the list. An 'open' email discussion list still requires people to be subscribe if they wish to email to the list, however messages sent to the list will not be private.”

How to access archived Aust-Ed emails