New resource for training providers

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: Building Confidence in … Read more

Although our budget is modest, deafConnectEd is keen to support interpreters, Auslan teachers and students by developing language resources and offering innovative learning opportunities. deafConnectEd was therefore very proud to sponsor the first in a new series of presentations by the iAuslan team called: iAuslan+ Luke King was the first presenter in the iAuslan+ series, … Read more

The Institute of Training and Further Educations’ (iTFE) Hospitality Training Australia facility (HTA) recently received an enquiry from two deaf people interested in attending a short barista course. This would be  a unique enquiry for any training provider, given that Auslan interpreters were requested to be present during the training program and so it raised questions such as: … Read more

Around 60 Auslan students graduated from NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) on 29 July at a ceremony attended by the Honourable Nick Wakeling, Minister for Higher Education and Skills. Minister Wakeling addressed the audience and assisted in the presentation of certificates to graduates. As part of his address, the Minister delivered a short message … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more