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NCCD Data Collection


The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is occurring in all Australian schools.

The nationally consistent approach to data collection provides all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students receiving adjustments because of disability in schools, and the adjustments they are provided to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students. The information collected will not explicitly identify individual students.

The Department will use information from the national data collection for the purposes of preparing reports for and briefing the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee and the Education Council in relation to the national data collection. When providing these reports or briefing material, the Department will ensure that the information remains de-identified.

Information from the national data collection will also be used for policy development undertaken by the Department, including informing funding considerations relating to students with disability, and other policy development as agreed by the Education Council.

From 2018, the Commonwealth’s student with disability funding loading for schools is based on the national data collection.

For further information about the collection, use or disclosure of information for the national data collection, please contact:

Any questions parents/carers or schools have about the completion of the 2018 national data collection may be directed to:

  • the relevant education authority contact listed in the Contacts page of the Guidelines ( on the Department’s website or

  • the Contacts page of the national professional learning website ( developed by Education Services Australia.


For more information, please read the 2018 NCCD public information notice.