(updated 13 May 2016)

When: Saturday 17 September – Friday 23 September 2016
Where: Melbourne Polytechnic, Prahran campus

The process of transitioning from secondary education into further education and employment is a hugely challenging time for any student as well as their family, and for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, there are additional hurdles but also opportunities.

deafConnectEd is therefore very excited about our pilot transition program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing which will give 12 students from across Victoria the opportunity to participate in a week-long, structured program. Activities will include:

  • information sessions about tertiary education (with a presentation by a Disability Liaison Officer and visits to a TAFE and a university)
  • information sessions about career pathways (including presentation by Senswide and Sign for Work)
  • motivation, social and team building activities
  • the opportunity to be matched with a trained deaf mentor at the end of the program

The program will therefore give students the confidence, contacts, information and resources they need to plan their study and work options.

Who is can apply?

Participation will be open to students from across Victoria. We will give priority to students who will leave school at the end of 2016.

Other students can also apply (e.g. students in Year 10 and 11) or people who have already left school but are not studying or working.


Please fill out this Expression of Interest form: Transition Expression of Interest

Send the completed form to: ramasrentelis@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

More information will be circulated shortly about:

  • the process for applying
  • our partners for this project
  • sponsorship opportunities

A separate website will also be established with information in Auslan.

In the meantime, if you would like more information about Transition Week, contact us at any time help us to share this opportunity with others – download the poster.