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The Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) is the peak professional body for Disability Practitioners in the Tertiary and Training sectors, including National Disability Coordination Officers. 

Our objectives are

Influence policy through lobbying and advocacy through coordinated national effort directed at government, educational and training institutions and providers, to secure the adoption of quality standards and practices that affirm inclusive education and training;

Maintain professional standards and code of ethics;

Promote and provide professional development and practice;

To develop and promote informed public and professional debate on policies and practices that lead to access and successful participation in post-secondary education and training, for people with disability;

To promote the sharing of initiatives by state networks and those working in the field more widely within national and international forums;

To disseminate information, increase knowledge and promote awareness of issues throughout the community concerning post-secondary education and training for people with disability;

To promote proper and adequate representation of students with disability in post-secondary education and training

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