Education and training

We offer a comprehensive training calendar across a range of disability-related topics for both individuals and organisations.

Our education and training programs give you the tools and know-how to enhance your skills. For individuals and organisations, Scope offers the following training in the following areas:

  • How to make communication aids
  • Assessing communication
  • The strategies and tools required to support people with communication difficulties. This includes people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, acquired brain injuries and those who have behaviours of concern
  • How to make written information accessible for people who have literacy difficulties
  • Using a sensory-focused approach, meaningful participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD)
  • Communication access, making communities more accessible for people with little or no speech
  • Specialised iPad workshops

You can also access our free podcast: “Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) in children with cerebral palsy” to learn more about the myths and benefits of using AAC and what’s new in AAC strategies and technology.

Schools, corporate and community education programs

Scope also offers education programs to businesses, organisations, local governments, schools and community groups across Victoria. Scope’s education programs aim to foster understanding and promote the importance of creating welcoming and inclusive communities for people living with a disability. Programs can be tailored to suit the goals of your organisation. Scope’s education programs are workshop-style education program guiding organisations in how to interact and communicate to people with a disability. To find out more about the programs offered click here

The 2018 training and education calendar as provided by Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre is below. To register for one of our scheduled workshops please complete an application form or talk to us about arranging a session for your workplace.

Please click here for a print version of our 2018 Training Calendar.

WorkshopsDatesLocationCost
February 2018
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre – Information Session
(9:30 – 11am)
Tue 13thHawthornFree
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half-Day Sessions)
(1pm – 4pm)
Tue 20th Feb & Thu 12th AprHawthorn$400^
March 2018
Easy English: An IntroductionTue 6thMelbourne$330
iPads for CommunicationThu 15thHawthorn$330
Special Event: PREVENTION OF ABUSE: Addressing Abuse and Neglect Towards Children and Adults with DisabilityThu 15thMelbourneFree
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernThu 29thHawthorn$330
April 2018
Social participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilitiesTue 17thHawthorn$330
Switch it up: How to use switches to communicateFri 20thHawthorn$330
May 2018
Sensory-Focused StoriesFri 11thHawthorn$330
June 2018
Armchair TravelThu 7thHawthorn$330
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre – Information Session
(9:30 – 11am)
Mon 18thHawthornFree
July 2018
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernTue 3rdHawthorn$330
Easy English: An IntroductionWed 18thMelbourne$330
August 2018
Got a communication system, now what? How to support AAC Wed 8thMelbourne$330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half-Day Sessions)
(1pm – 4pm)
Session 1: Mon 13th
Session 2: 27th Aug
Session 1: Hawthorn
Session: Skype
$400^
Sensory-Focused StoriesThu 30thHawthorn$330
September 2018
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre – Information Session
(9:30 – 11am)
Tue 18thHawthornFree
Social participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilitiesMon 24thHawthorn$330
October 2018
Armchair TravelThu 4thHawthorn$330
Easy English: An IntroductionThu 18thMelbourne$330
November 2018
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernTue 13thHawthorn$330

^ Price for two half day sessions – includes resources