University of Melbourne research into the support needs of learners who Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing

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In late 2023, deafConnectEd and Deaf Victoria supported a funding application by the University of Melbourne for research looking at how we can improve support services for learners who are Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing and transitioning to TAFE. The first stage of this project is now starting, with a call for TAFE students … Read more

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

a screen-shot from the Skills and Jobs Centres information video. One woman is chatting with another woman in Auslan. She is making the sign for 'interpreter'.

Access career guidance and study advice at Skills and Jobs Centres Are you thinking about work or further study? Skills and Jobs Centres can help you with advice and support to find that job or choose your study pathway. deafConnectEd have been working with the Skills and Jobs Centre Network over the last year to … 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.

Aspex Consulting are inviting students to contribute to a review of Auslan interpreting services in TAFE. Closes June 12th. Complete the survey in English here. Contact Olivia Fey at Aspex Consulting if you would like to complete the survey in Auslan, they will arrange an interpreter.   [English transcript] Expression Australia, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Victorian … 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

In 2020, the Victorian State Government, through the Department of Education and Training, has introduced a new model for Auslan interpreting in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Interpreter booking services for Vocational Education and Training are now provided by Auslan Connections Contact Auslan Connections via email or ‘phone: E: P: 03 9473 … 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