For Parents - Data Collection

Information on Privacy and data required from schools by the Australian Government.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Schools across Australia are taking part in a national data collection on school students with disability. Since 2015, this information is collected in every school across Australia, every year. All Australian governments have agreed to this.

Parents’ involvement in the collection will assist The Riverina Anglican College to ensure that students with a disability are provided with an appropriate and sound education. Please be assured that students’ names are not provided in the official collection.

An example could be: 13 year old female with Learning Difficulties and the level of educational adjustment provided to that student. Should any parent/caregiver be aware of a disability which could disadvantage their child if the disability was not known by educational providers; please contact TRAC Office and you will be directed to the appropriate person.

The terminology for ‘disability’ is broad and may be classed as permanent, temporary or may reoccur in the future.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE COLLECTED? The school will collect and report information every year about:
 the level of adjustment provided
 the number of students who receive each level of adjustment
 where known, the student’s broad type of disability.

Some students who are not provided with an adjustment at the time of the collection will meet the definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and will be eligible to be included in the data collection.

WHO WILL COLLECT MY CHILD’S INFORMATION? Teachers and other school staff from the school will collect the above information based on:
 consultation with parents/carers
 the school team’s observations and professional judgements
 any medical diagnosis
 other relevant information.