Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability



Professional Development

School to Tertiary Transition for Students with Disability eLearn 

A new eLearn resource is available for secondary teachers and staff who teach, guide, and support students with disability in the senior secondary years. 

Tertiary education provides opportunities for students with disabilities to pursue further education and training in line with their interests, abilities, and vocational goals. The transition to tertiary education is challenging for many students, and students with disability may need additional support to successfully navigate the systems and practices of institutions of study. Teachers play a significant role in supporting students with disabilities to engage in further education.

This course is free for individuals to undertake online and can be accessed directly below.

Secondary Education - Disability Awareness


Disability Awareness free e-Learn resources

There has been a suite of Disability Awareness free e-Learn resources developed by the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) and the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) both funded by the Australian Government.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - focuses on the principles and practices in tertiary settings. It aims to increase understanding of designing, developing, and implementing UDL into teaching practices.

VET Staff Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for staff who work in the VET Sector and focuses on promoting awareness about the rights of students with disability, the needs and requirements of students, and responsibilities of registered training organisations.

VET Educators Supporting Students with Disability – designed specifically for VET Educators and focuses on promoting a range of practices such as universal design for learning and reasonable adjustments, to support the development and implementation of inclusive delivery and assessment strategies, responsive to the needs and requirements of students with disability.

Orientation for External Support Workers in Tertiary Settings – focuses on the roles and responsibilities of workers who are externally employed (paid or unpaid) by individuals and organisations to provide support to students with disability in tertiary settings. The program aims to develop your understanding of how you can best provide this support and manage your responsibilities.

Online Access for Tertiary Students who are Blind or Vision Impaired - focuses on a range of practical solutions and strategies to address access barriers experienced by learners studying in tertiary education in Australia. It aims to increase understanding of  developing and facilitating teaching practice.

Introduction to Disability Awareness – focuses on promoting an awareness of disability and the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma and discrimination have on the lives of people with disability.