FAST VIC are comprised of a group of highly qualified trainers who are committed to delivering both quality and nationally accredited CPR/First Aid courses.
They have identified a gap in the market to accomodate deaf / hard of hearing people and make a conscious effort to actively pay attention to every individual to make them feel safe and heard to ensure that all individuals have an opportunity to participate in the session.
The sessions use specially designed training equipment that offers visual feedback rather than the traditional audio feedback. The CPR manikins used light up to show that CPR is being done correctly and the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training device used has text prompts. The PowerPoint presentations and videos used in classes have captions.
Group bookings of 10 can be made where the cost of the interpreter is included in the total price. The group can be a mix of deaf / hard of hearing / hearing and is not limited to workplaces only. If you have a group of 10 then you are good to go. The training will be held at FAST VIC Training Centre in Nunawading.
Hi, is there a sign for " resuscitate"? I can't seem to find one at all... Cheers
Thank you to The Auslan Company for sharing this.
Just thought I would post here a little about F.A.S.T VIC.
We deliver and assess accredited CPR/First Aid courses under the auspices of 1SDO Training RTO 41558.
It recently came to my attention that things could change a little in the way these courses were delivered - mainly in regards to the Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing community. There did not seem to be enough opportunity for this community to comfortably sit these courses as most of the time it is the students receiving verbal feedback from the trainer and following verbal prompts of the AED training device.
So... I decided this had to change.
The CPR manikins I use have a light up visual function to give feedback, and the AED training device uses both audio and text prompts, as well as the light up function.
I have sourced as many videos as possible with captioning and in the process of getting a few more done with either interpretation of captioning.
I also discuss the different ways and options this community has in regards to contacting emergency services - such as how to using a teletypewriter or the national relay service.
I would like to personally invite you all to these courses. We have a few different options of how we can accomodate this community.
If you are interested please either email me or feel free to call or text me on 0450 996 599 your email address and I can forward you some additional information.
I really hope to see you there!
P.S, I just enrolled into Darren’s Auslan course - come teach me!!!! Slowly! 😂😉
This is an awesome video by the Queensland Police Service (QPS). They have partnered with Deaf Services Queensland to "enhance communication between police officers and the Deaf community."
Being able to communicate clearly and effectively is a crucial role for police. It is important that they to have a basic understanding of Auslan to help the deaf and hard of hearing community feel safe and comfortable.
The video is part of a larger project for Deaf Services. It started with the Queensland Ambulance Service and eventually aims to include all Queensland emergency services.
The Auslan Company is also doing doing similar projects. We are currently teaching Auslan to Warragul Fire Brigade and we will be providing ongoing Auslan support and training to Ausmed (Australian Paramedics Association) ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to give a massive thank you to all of our Auslan tutors and the families they teach for embracing Zoom / Skype etc to continue to learn Auslan. To date we have 19 teachers teaching 60+ families approximately 90 hours of Auslan EACH WEEK in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, and WA plus families in Alice Springs and NT.
With Christmas time rapidly approaching it can be a particularly difficult and isolating time for deaf people. With more than 90% of deaf children born to hearing parents, research suggests that having that child grow up in a signing home environment can lead to reduced self identity issues, reduced mental health issues, less suicide numbers, and less isolation from the family.
Our teachers are making a huge difference to each child and to each family. Thank you again for the wonderful work you do. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you (and Sue) so much for providing support not only through Auslan but a sense of relief when it comes to teaching my daughter and I Auslan throughout a pandemic.
Congratulations Darren on being so successful and giving not only the Deaf and HoH community but those of us that can hear the opportunity to learn a valuable life lesson that being the beautiful language of Auslan.
Our friend Khatija sent us this video of her daughters signing. Karima and Zahra chose to learn Auslan as a skill they'd like to acquire during lockdown. For those who say they don’t know what to do with their time during isolation, learning a new language is a great start. Awesome effort, girls!
It's National Week of Deaf People! NWDP is a week long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.
It is an opportunity for d/Deaf people to: - Celebrate their community, language, culture and history - Make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities - Recognise the Deaf community's achievements
Whether you're deaf, learning Auslan, have a deaf child or family member, we would love for our followers to send us a video of them signing (either in the comments or via private message).
It can be a funny story about being deaf, your reason for learning Auslan, what you've learnt from the deaf community, or even a challenge you've faced. Even just a message saying hello. Whatever you like! ... See MoreSee Less
It's no secret that there are some wonderful and talented deaf people out there. Tabitha Page - Author is a partially deaf New Zealander now living in Melbourne, Australia.
Tabitha is the writer of several children's books starring Mikah Monkey. Mikah is a young, cheeky monkey who is deaf. He lives in a zoo with his Mum, Dad and older sister and uses sign language to communicate with his family and their keeper, Annie.
Tabitha wanted Mikah’s adventures to have mention of his deafness and that he uses sign, but also feature other things as well, not just focus on that one part of his life.
"I wanted it to be a part of his story, but not the entire thing. I hope that I have done it justice.
I really hope that while reading Mikah’s adventures, children will feel a little less alone, a lot more empowered and will realise that they are just as fabulous as everybody else."