The Transition to Auslan Stakeholders Briefing presentation is now available.
In order to deliver the quality educational outcomes for students, the 2007-08 Queensland Government State Budget committed $30 million over 4 years to transition to Auslan as the language of instruction for Deaf and hearing impaired students in Queensland schools.
This major initiative was developed in response to national and international trends towards the use of sign languages and recommendations from the Working Party to Map Services for Deaf/Hearing impaired Children and Students in Queensland.
The Student Services Division through Disability Services Support Unit (DSSU) will take a lead role in managing the 4 year transition to Auslan.
Many students require signed communication to fully access the curriculum. The additional funding will provide for increased teacher and teacher aide time as well as a comprehensive regime of sponsored professional development opportunities designed to appropriately skill and support teaching staff through the transition process.