Victoria

Key Word Sign Victoria has a committee of volunteers who help coordinate workshops and support KWS Presenters in their state to maintain their signing skills.

Please contact admin@keywordsignvictoria.org if you are interested in joining the committee.

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Workshops

Key Word Sign Victoria organises Basic Key Word Sign Workshops on a regular basis.

You will learn:

  • how KWS can improve interactions with children and adults who have difficulties understanding and using speech to express themselves
  • approximately 60-80 signs
  • how to incorporate KWS at home, and in educational and care settings

Community Workshops

Workshops are organised by the state committee across the year and are open to anyone interested in learning more about Key Word Sign.

All workshops are via zoom currently.

Cost: $180 per person. Each person receives a copy of the ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ resource.

Each person needs to have access to their own laptop/computer screen or ipad.

Book at Trybooking: go to http://www.trybooking.com.au/ and in the search window type Key Word Sign Victoria.
or request an invoice at training@keywordsignvictoria.org

You must register and pay prior to your attendance.

Closing date for all workshops – one week prior to the workshop you want to attend.​

Private Workshops

You can also request a workshop for your family, workplace, or for the team of people who support the person using KWS. This is a great way to get everyone trained together, and to personalise the training for the particular individual. It is a cost effective way of learning Key Word Sign and everyone in your community learns together.

Some ideas:

  • Family training session.
  • Invite people important to the person you support, like mum, dad, siblings, grandma, grandpa, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends, support workers, integration teacher, teacher, swimming instructor, neighbours, physio, OT, speech pathologist, etc.
  • Whole team training – invite all the staff. Include teachers, integration aides or support workers, CEO, admin staff, cleaners, school bus drivers, regular taxi drivers, OT, psychologist, physio, speech pathologist, NDIS planner etc.
    Email us at: workshop@keywordsignvictoria.org and ​we will find you an appropriate Key Word Sign Presenter.

Refresher/Practice sessions

A great way to review your signing. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was (or how recent it was) everyone can always do with some more reminders, refreshers and fun activities to keep on signing.

Email us at workshop@keywordsignvictoria.org or check out our Facebook page

NDIS

Key Word Sign may support NDIS participants to reach your communication and participation goals. Key Word Sign training and workshops can be funded in an NDIS plan under the following line items:

  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Improved Daily Living Skills

Find a presenter

Upcoming Events

Tue 31 Jan, 2023

Tues 31 Jan 2023 – Basic Training – Blended

Tue 31 Jan, 2023

Tues 31 Jan 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

Wed 15 Feb, 2023

Wed 15 Feb 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

Tue 21 Mar, 2023

Tue 21 March 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

Thu 30 Mar, 2023

Thur 30 March 2023 – Intermediate Training – Blended

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General Enquiries

admin@keywordsignvictoria.org
1800 456 123

Book into Calendar Training

Book at Trybooking: go to http://www.trybooking.com.au/ and in the search window type Key Word Sign Victoria.

To have your own local workshop send your request to workshop@keywordsignvictoria.org

Invoices or Accounts

treasurer@keywordsignvictoria.org

Note: On direct credits or cheques please use the full title of our bank account “Key Word Sign Australia – Victoria Inc”

Postal Address: PO BOX 142 Canterbury Victoria, 3126
ABN 99 785 847 21

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