High Quality Accredited Training? We Tick That Box.
Deaf Services Queensland has a proud history of teaching the wider community about Deaf culture and Australian Sign Language (Auslan) through community classes held every term, in cities and regions across Queensland.
After successfully gaining accreditation as a Registered Training Organisation in 2015, Deaf Services Queensland launched Access Training & Education, providing the community with expanded course offerings and accredited training.
Access Training & Education is now in a position to support the growing learning demands of the community by providing much needed accredited training as well as fully accessible and highly sought after courses for Deaf community members.
One of the primary goals of the organisation’s move to register as a training organisation is to provide community members with the opportunity to undergo formal training in Auslan, as well as providing a pathway of learning that would see them develop the skills and gain a qualification, that could lead to a career as an Auslan interpreter
Creating this learning pathway also helps address the longer term interpreter shortage facing Deaf and hard of hearing community members in cities but more importantly in the regions.
The number of courses available to students continues to grow every semester and earlier this year Access Training & Education offered its first regional course delivery in Townsville. In semester two this year another regional delivery will be offered in Cairns with more locations to be announced as Access Training & Education continues to grow.
This ensures that students in the regions have access to high quality, vocational training in Auslan and setting up a learning pathway to meet the future needs of Deaf community members in these regions.
Recently, Access Training & Education have undergone a rebrand to ensure that the quality of course materials matches the quality of education received by students.
The 'red tick' is synonymous with Access Training & Education and was present when the brand first launched in 2015 and will see it through future growth and further expansion.
The course completion rates for Access Training & Education are well above industry standard.
In 2016, 100% of students who graduated from the Diploma of Interpreting* course and sat their NAATI exams have received accreditation.
These graduates can now follow a career path as fully qualified interpreters and provide important language access to Deaf community members when they need it.
High quality accredited training? We tick that box.
Enrolments for Semester 2, 2017 are opening soon.
*PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting
To register your interest in Semester 2 courses CLICK HERE