The 2018 Victorian Vocational Student of the year is Elise Stewart. Elise demonstrates that having a disability shouldn’t prevent anyone from achieving their goals. Initially Elise was told she couldn’t become a nurse because she is profoundly deaf and could put patients at risk.
deafConnectEd champions the learning success of students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Victorian post-secondary education. They partner with educators, student support staff, students and families to provide advice, training, research, and interpreting services. (Formerly Centre of Excellence for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing).