Overview

The Department of Education and Training is undertaking an independent review of the Victorian College for the Deaf to examine the professional practice of the College and determine ways of improving outcomes for all students enrolled.

The review is being undertaken by a trained school reviewer and overseen by a panel chaired by an independent expert, with representation from the Deaf community.

We encourage parents, students, current and former staff of the Victorian College for the Deaf and the broader Deaf community to contribute to the consultation process to ensure any recommendations are based on a thorough understanding of the community’s needs, concerns and aspirations for the future.

The Review Panel will consider your feedback in the development of recommendations that will help position the school for success into the future.

We’re seeking your feedback from 3 December until 16 December.

Ways to contribute:

Complete the survey below

You can also respond to the same set of questions in Auslan by selecting the choose file button at the bottom of the survey. Please remember to include responses to all of the demographic questions as well as the focus questions in your video.

You can also upload a submission outlining your vision for the future of the College

The Review Panel will also accept written or Auslan submissions about your thoughts on the future for the Victorian College for the Deaf. Information on the submission process is underneath the survey below.

Survey Questions

Please select all that apply to you
Please select how you would like to identify yourself:

Select and drag your options to the right hand box in order of importance to you ( you need to select all options)

  1. Transport #
  2. Access to bilingual bicultural education #
  3. Socialisation #
  4. Deaf role models #
  5. Access to support services #
  6. Staff qualifications and skills #
  7. Communication between the school and families #
  8. Student progress #
  9. Partnerships with other organisations #
  10. Student pathways (VET, VCAL, VCE) #
What currently attracts you to the school?

Tick all that apply


Please note - if you would prefer to submit your responses to the survey in Auslan or would like to make your own submission, please ignore the survey above and continue below.

If you would only like to submit a text based survey, please press the 'click here to submit survey' button above. After that your survey will be sent to us. You do not need to complete the section below.


Respond to the survey in Auslan by uploading a video

The Review Panel will accept responses to the same set of questions in Auslan. It's important to remember to include responses to all of the demographic questions as well as the focus questions in your video.

Please select the choose file button below and upload a file from your computer.

Files with the following file extensions can be uploaded: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .flv, .m4a, .mov, .wmv, .mpeg, .mpg, .wav, .3gp, .avi, .m4v, .mp4, .mp3.

Once you have selected the correct file, you then click the open button and then the submit survey in Auslan button to finalise your survey.

Submissions outlining your vision for the future - non survey format

The Review Panel is also interested in receiving your thoughts on the future for the Victorian College for the Deaf.

Submissions are capped to a maximum of 3 pages or 5 minutes in Auslan.

To lodge your written or Auslan submission, select the choose file button below and upload a file from your computer.

Files with the following file extensions can be uploaded: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .flv, .m4a, .mov, .wmv, .mpeg, .mpg, .wav, .3gp, .avi, .m4v, .mp4, .mp3.

Once you have selected the correct file, you can then click the open button and then the send written/video submission button to finalise your submission.