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  • When: Saturday 17 September – Friday 23 September 2016 Where: Melbourne Polytechnic, Prahran campus The process of transitioning from secondary education into further education and employment is a hugely challenging time for any student and as well as their family, and for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, there are additional hurdles but […]

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  • Are you a Deaf or Hard of Hearing? A company called Deloitte Access Economics is looking for students or past students of TAFE (or any other registered training organisation such as an institute or academy) to fill in a survey about the support they are receiving (or would have liked to receive) while studying. They […]

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  • These modules are were developed for anyone interested in or already working as a notetaker, with a particular focus on notetaking for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Both modules provide valuable information, practice activities and resources. Feedback has been extremely positive, with more than 200 people now registered: The format is excellent, […]

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  • Interpreters often face the challenge of interpreting complex English terminology that is new to them and their students. Auslan offers an incredible tool box in the form of depicting signs (or classifiers, as they used to be known). The big challenge with depicting signs for those of us who are still learning the language, is […]

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  • Auslan interpreters! As you will be aware, the Central Auslan Booking Service (CABS) provides a free booking service for TAFEs and other registered training organisations (RTOs) in Victoria. As CABS does not directly employ interpreters, interpreters are required to complete an induction and any employment-related paperwork with the relevant RTO directly. To assist this process […]

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  • Melbourne Polytechnic and Vicdeaf were the proud industry partners for an Australian Research Council Research Grant application by Dr Adam Schembri (La Trobe University) and Dr Louisa Willoughby (Monash University). The research project aims to improve our understanding of how to teach signed languages to adults as second and additional languages. Although there is significant […]

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  • deafConnectEd is working with the Victorian Deaf Education Institute to deliver a five day Auslan intensive program to two groups of Teachers of the Deaf. The program builds on the success of a similar program which was piloted in 2014 and received extremely positive feedback. The 2015 program is also off to a good start […]

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  • Deaf Victoria (with the support of deafConnectEd) has produced a short video explaining individual and systemic advocacy: The video is also captioned. We plan to add further information in Auslan about advocacy and your rights and responsibilities as a student soon.

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  • deafConnectEd is really excited about the upcoming series of workshops for deaf and hard of hearing school leavers being co-ordinated by Vicdeaf. The first workshop on Self Advocacy and the Deaf Community will feature Melissa Lowrie of Deaf Victoria. She will train Year 10-12 students on Thursday 7 May on Self Advocacy & the Deaf community, […]

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  • The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) recently released a resource: Building Confidence in Enrolling Learners with Disability for Providers of Education and Training. This publication outlines relevant legislation, training provider obligations, case studies and practical hints. The publication is available from: http://www.acpet.edu.au/services/acpet-ndco-resource-/ deafConnectEd is […]

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