Enhanced Learning at St Patrick’s College

April 25, 2018

Enhanced Learning- SWD to NCCD


CECV Students with Disabilities (SWD) Program


The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria LTD (CECV) Students with Disabilities (SWD) Program aimed to improve the learning outcomes of educationally disadvantaged students, especially in reading and writing ability and numeracy. Each year, schools could submit SWD applications in either Rd 1 (October) or Rd 2 (February). Eligibility for the program was then decided by the CECV SWD Committee.


There were even disability categories: physical disability, chronic health impairment, severe language disorder (including severe development verbal dyspraxia), intellectual disability (including global development delay, hearing impairment, vision impairment and social-emotional disorders (including autism spectrum disorder). Each disability category had criteria and documentation requirements had to be met.


Disability funding for Victorian Catholic schools from Federal and State government sources was based on eligible SWD students flagged on the census.


National Consistent Collection of Data(NCCD) on School students with a disability.


Schools must now complete the National Consistent Collection of Data(NCCD) annually. It counts the number of students who receive extra adjustments or -‘help’ at school because of a disability, as defined by the Discrimination Act 1992. (DDA)


Please refer to this linkwhich includes valuable information for parents, carers and guardians in relation to NCCD.


Maria Richards (Enhanced Learning Co-ordinator).