In 2019, Melbourne Polytechnic was the proud recipient of a grant from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to enable several much needed projects.

One of these projects was the tailoring of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to meet the needs of Deaf people interested in becoming educators in the accredited education sector.

The course commenced in August 2019, and has been delivered primarily in Auslan by a Deaf instructor.

The 13 deaf learners enrolled in the program will shortly be joined by two additional learners to upgrade earlier qualifications and meet the new requirements for teachers working in Vocational Education and Training.