National Deafblind Training Working Group

Centre of Excellence – Deafblind (CoE – DB)

The National Deafblind Training Working Group was established to address the lack of specific deafblind training available in Australia for professionals working with people with deafblindness. This includes training for families and professionals across several sectors – education, allied health, disability, community, aged care and medical settings. This relates to deafblindness across the life span..  The National Deafblind Training Working Group has been formed to address this issue, to work towards developing formalised national training.

The aims of the National Deafblind Training Working Group are:

  • To identify and explore key gaps in training for relevant professions.

  • To identify current training available in the area of deafblindness.

  • To develop a course curriculum covering key areas of knowledge.

  • To connect with relevant training bodies to deliver training.

  • To investigate funding options and advocate for the need for training

Members of the National Deafblind Training Working Group represent:

Aurora School

Community Disability Alliance Hunter

CHARGE Syndrome Association of Australasia

Deafblind Australia

NextSense

UsherKids Australia

SensesWA

Deafblind Training Needs Survey

The Deafblind Training Working Group has identified the need to better understand training needs in deafblindness across a broad range of sectors. Work on a training needs survey is underway.

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NextSense is generously providing access to their Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle, as both a repository of current best practice information and forum for information sharing. The LMS is currently in construction and will be released for public use shortly.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the team on deafblind@ableaustralia.org.au

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