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Growing Auslan Trainers

Growing Auslan Trainers

Up to 32 Deaf participants will undergo a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as part of an exciting new initiative launched by NTSSS in February.

Training aims to increase the workforce of Disability and Auslan trainers available to deliver the Auslan qualifications across Queensland. Deaf Services is leading project delivery with training delivered by MRWED Training and Assessment.

Students will be supported to complete the course through direct classroom teaching, tutoring from Auslan Trainers, as well as provision of accessible translated course content and the flexibility to study.

The project responds to increasing industry demand where the number of interpreting jobs per year has almost doubled from approximately 5,000 in 2016-17 to 10 000 to 2018-19. (Source: Auslan Connect).

The initiative is one of several projects under Phase Two of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) Project, a two-year project funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

The second phase of the project features strong regional engagement, co-designing solutions for the workforce and skills development priorities as an industry-led multi-faceted approach in building a quality NDIS workforce across the State.

For more information on the new Disability and Auslan Trainers project initiative contact NTSSS Project Manager Mandy Strathearn on mstrathearn@csialtd.com.au 

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