Educational Interpreter Project

In 2019, VDEI completed an action research project in partnership with the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA) Victoria that identified key workforce initiatives required to support and upskill the Educational Interpreter workforce in Victoria. Educational interpreters are specialised education support staff working in educational settings who provide deaf and hard of hearing students with access to the learning environment in Auslan and English.

In 2019, VDEI completed an action research project in partnership with the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA) Victoria that identified key workforce initiatives required to support and upskill the Educational Interpreter workforce in Victoria. Educational interpreters are specialised education support staff working in educational settings who provide deaf and hard of hearing students with access to the learning environment in Auslan and English.

Based on the findings of this project, VDEI has developed the Professional Standards for Educational Interpreters , a framework that identifies the standards, knowledge and competencies required by educational interpreters working in Primary and Secondary schools.

Associated initiatives such as a training course, mentoring program and policy development are in the planning stage and will further support this framework.

VDEI has also developed the Educational Interpreter Virtual Hub , an online community of practice for educational interpreters.

To make contact with our Project Officer or to find out more about this project, please email vdei@education.vic.gov.au