Following significant stakeholder engagement and collaborative ideas development, the government’s commitment to build the Victorian Deaf Education Institute has come to fruition.
In February 2012, we moved into an amazing space - a state of the art technology hub with lecture room space, interactive multi-media and video conferencing facilities.
The historic site at 597 St Kilda Rd represents 150 years of deaf education in Victoria. We have been welcomed by our site partners and thank the Victorian College for the Deaf for enabling a large area of the College administration and library area to be freed up for this innovative build.
The high definition video conferencing centre allows workshops, seminars, meetings, classroom activities and clinical support services to be beamed to teachers, children and families in remote and regional areas across Victoria. This enables deaf and hard of hearing students and professionals to receive the best learning opportunities and wellbeing support, regardless of where they live. Later this year, we look forward to bringing our international community of experts into the seminar spaces. We would like to thank all of our stakeholders for their involvement and encouragement over the course of the building project.