Reminder: NCCD requirements adjusted for 2020 collection
As reported in the July IV, NCCD requirements have now been adjusted for 2020 due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, following our union’s representations to the federal government.
A new version of the 2020 NCCD Guidelines confirm two changes that apply to the 2020 NCCD collection only:
1. Evidence of adjustments is reduced from a minimum of 10 weeks to a minimum of six weeks for all students who are eligible for NCCD. However, schools are encouraged to collect 10 weeks of evidence where there is capacity to do so to ensure continuity of best practice.
2. Evidence requirements are revised for specific cohorts of students with disability online (refer C.4.1 of the Guidelines).
Adjustments due to member action
IEUA-QNT Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer Paul Giles said members would welcome the adjustments which had only been achieved through our union’s representations and continued collective pressure from members.
“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic our union wrote to Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan and the NCCD seeking clarity on the collection process for 2020, given the impacts of the pandemic,” Paul said.
“It is now imperative that employers take responsibility for providing their staff with clear, consistent processes and time to complete the NCCD.”
Members who continue to face issues with NCCD reporting at their school should consult with their IEU Chapter and Organiser to discuss the best way to raise this issue at a school level.
To contact our union please visit www.qieu.asn.au/contact
To check the most up-to-date version of the NCCD Guidelines, members should check the online version of the guidelines.
Image: Screencap of changes to the requirements of the NCCD 2020 Guidelines.