Supported by funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, CEH’s Understanding the NDIS training for interpreters in Victoria was a two-year project that has just come to completion.
More than 1,200 interpreters participated in the training including in its online format over the past few months.
Over the course of the training, Victorian health and disability agencies have repeatedly reported what a difference the workshops made to interpreters’ knowledge about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and their ability to interpret its terminology accurately.
Workshops with interpreters were also used as a form of consultation, to learn about beliefs and understandings of disability in different communities. Issues of shame, the role of family in decision-making and lack of information about services accessible for people living with a disability were common across all communities and acted as barriers to accessing the NDIS.
Training for Bicultural workers and Multicultural Education Aides
While the interpreters’ workshops are finished, the training for bicultural workers & multicultural education aides will be offered until the end of September.
For more information or to BOOK a free workshop, contact Sophie Dutertre at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working across cultures in the NDIS
When: 16th July
Who should attend? Support Coordinators and other disability workers in Swan Hill.
This workshop is part of a broader training program organised by the Summer Foundation.
The workshop is free, with the booking fee reimbursed upon attendance.
For more information and to book a place: www.trybooking.com.au/BJTSN