The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills & Employment. The NDCO’s work strategically to assist people with disability to access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based Coordination officers. There are 31 NDCO’s across Australia, with 3 based in WA.
The Program also seeks to increase the knowledge and awareness of people with disability about their post-school options and support to enable them to participate into the same extent as people without a disability. The NDCO program has been responsible for such initiatives as the Passport to Employment Program, which EDGE is also a facilitator of.
The NDCO team in WA are based in the following regions:
Region 26 Southern WA South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt & Goldfields – Coordinator: Bernard Tarbotton
Region 27 Metropolitan Perth & outer suburbs – Coordinator: Kirsty Runciman
Region 28 Northern WA Mid-West, Gascoyne, Pilbara & Kimberley – Coordinator: Wilton Kerr
The NDCO team in WA have been hosted and supported by EDGE Employment Solutions since 2008. We are very proud to host a program which is vital to improve the further education & subsequent employment opportunities for people with disability.