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  • Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Are you over 20 years old? Have you started TAFE or private training college recently? Are you finding it difficult sometimes? Do you want to talk to a deaf person who has studied before? If you answer yes to the above questions, then we want YOU! We are […]

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  • deafConnectEd is partnering with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne to deliver the Auslan breadth subject Auslan and Visual Communication to their undergraduate students. This partnership is from 2014 – 2016 inclusive. Under the Melbourne model offered at the university, all undergraduates are required to take a number of elective subjects. […]

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  • As part of deafConnectEd’s commitment to developing and supporting the Auslan teacher workforce, we are pleased to provide teachers with a workshops series in Auslan Linguistics  delivered by Associate Professor Adam Schembri of La Trobe University. The workshops are focussed on Auslan and sign language linguistics. They are aimed at both developing Auslan teachers’ linguistic […]

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  • deafConnectEd is working with Deaf Victoria and Deaf Youth Victoria to host a forum for deaf and hard of hearing students. We want to hear your story – your experience or your thoughts about studying at TAFE, university or with a private college. When:     6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday 19 June 2014 Where:   FJ Rose Auditorium, […]

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  • NMIT is contracted by the Victorian Government to deliver Certificates II, III and IV in Auslan and the Diploma of Auslan from July 2013 as part of the Victorian Auslan Training Consortium (VATC) for 3.5 years until December 2016. The VATC will maintain the cultural, linguistic and scholastic integrity of this important training course. The course is integral in […]

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  • deafConnectEd (formerly the Centre of Excellence for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at NMIT) is offering a series of workshops for Auslan teachers in conjunction with NMIT. The workshops will be taught by Assoc. Professor Adam Schembri and will cover the following topics: 10 May:  General Issues in Sign Language Linguistics and Auslan […]

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  • deafConnectEd is committed to supporting interpreters working in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Our CABS mentoring and skill development program has had a great start with our three mentees recently matched with an experienced mentor for the year ahead. Our mentees will also be working with Julie Judd on an individual development plan for […]

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  • deafConntectEd is pleased to announce that an online introductory course for notetakers is now available! Notetaking is a support service that is particularly important for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, although unfortunately, no formal training is currently available for people interested in becoming a notetaker. This course was designed to address this […]

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  • Stephanie and Gabrielle returned safely home after a long trip to Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and back to Melbourne. They hosted two focus groups in each city: one focus group for deaf consumers of Auslan translations available online and one focus group for deaf and hearing Auslan translation practitioners. A whopping twenty hours of film […]

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  • Do you want to see improved Auslan translations online? Do you have experience creating Auslan translations for online? We are calling for participants in a research project which aims to create national standards for English to Auslan translations that are made available online, as well as guidelines for translation production. The project has received funding […]

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