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In 2024 we will continue to support learners, teachers and support staff working with learners who are Deaf or hard of hearing. We will also announce more information soon about two exciting new projects that we will be supporting in 2024: A pilot Auslan and English skills course for Deaf migrants which will be delivered … Read more

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Lauren Fox delivered an outstanding Deafness Awareness webinar for deafConnectEd in July through the VET Development Centre’s professional learning program. The session was attended by a staggering 295 participants. Feedback about the session was also incredibly positive, with 99% of participants rating the session as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, commenting on how clear and well-organised Lauren’s … Read more

Our popular short courses for people interested in working as a notetaker for students who are Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing are now available from the VET Development Centre through their Professional Learning on-Demand pages. This is a free resource. The two modules were developed for anyone interested in or already working as a … Read more

In 2022, deafConnectEd developed two new videos to raise awareness about literacy and study skills because we know many learners are concerned about their English skills. We plan to do more work on this topic in 2023.

Earlier this year, deafConnectEd supported Melbourne Polytechnic with promotion and enrolment for another Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) specifically for Auslan users, with the aim of growing our Auslan teaching workforce. The course started in July with 13 learners who are now more than halfway through their studies. The course is delivered entirely … Read more

Screen grab showing how to select the Dictionary option from the Signbank menu on the Auslan Signbank homepage

Have you ever wondered about how signs are organised in Signbank? Or what the difference between a variant and variation might be? Or how to best search for a sign in Signbank?  Click on the following image to see a video by James with some useful information about the Auslan online dictionary: More videos and … Read more

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 … Read more

These two modules 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, … Read more

Thursday 13 December saw a group of 23 Auslan teachers coming together for a successful and much anticipated workshop. The day was facilitated by Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham) and Stef Linder (Expression Australia). Practical activities were also led by teachers from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Auslan team: Ramas McRae, Alexander Straub and Ida Rogers. The … Read more

Alana Roy shares her advice for how to deal with stress.

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