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 2019 Training Calendar.

WorkshopsDatesCost
March 2019March 
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session (9:30 – 11am)Tue 5thFree
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm)
Fri 15th & Thu 28th$400^
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernFri 22nd$330
April 2019April 
Meaningful Planning for people with Complex NeedsTue 2nd$330
Disability Awareness TrainingThu 11th$330
Easy English IntroductionMon 8th$330
Positive Behaviour Support TrainingMon 29th$330
May 2019May 
Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needsTue 14th$330
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernMon 27th$330
June 2019June 
AAC for cliniciansThu 13th$330
Counselling and Complex Communication NeedsThu 20th$330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm)
Mon 24th June & Mon 22nd July$400^
July 2019July 
Easy English IntroductionFri 12th$330
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session    (9:30 – 11am)Thu 25thFree
iPads for CommunicationTue 30th$330
August 2019August 
Positive Behaviour Support TrainingThu 15th$330
Visual Supports and Social StoriesMon 26th$330
September 2019September 
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concernThu 12th$330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm)
Fri 13th & Fri 27th$400^
Speak up and be Safe from Abuse trainingFri 20th$330
October 2019October 
Disability Awareness TrainingThu 3rd$330
Easy English IntroductionFri 11th$330
Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needsTue 29th$330
November 2019November 
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session    (9:30 – 11am)Fri 15thFree
December 2019December 
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm)
Fri 6th & Fri 20th$400^

^ Price for two half day sessions – includes resources
* Price includes a fourth session that is yet to be scheduled