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