HS help children and students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing access learning, play and the curriculum. Children can have extra teaching and learning programs and resources. Hearing Services employ specialist staff to work alongside children and their families. 

Early Years (Birth to 4) 

  • Ensure equitable access, participation and engagement in early learning 
  • Support play, learning and child development 
  • Support parents and families in understanding the diagnosis 
  • Track progress 
  • Support at Hearing Australia and audiology appointments if requested 
  • Ensure families are well connected to services to meet their child’s learning needs 
  • Support and promote early sensory learning, communication and language skills 
  • Support to access programs in their community including Launch into Learning (LIL), Early Childhood Education and Care (ECECs) and Child and Family Learning Centres (CFLCs) 
  • Introduction to Auslan and assistive technology 
  • Support families in the transition to school process 
  • Support staff to build knowledge and capacity 
  • Liaise with NDIS providers 
  • Home visits and connecting families. 

School Age 

  • Ensure equitable access, participation and engagement 
  • Support teachers to provide educational adjustments and develop learning plans 
  • Support students in schools, including explicit and specialised teaching 
  • Support student access to and provision of specialised supports and access to assistive technology for learning 
  • Auslan interpreting in schools 
  • Make recommendations to adapt and modify learning environments 
  • Collaboration between service providers including NDIS 
  • Support at Hearing Australia and audiology appointments if requested 
  • Provision of resources and materials 
  • Collaborate with and support family and students 
  • Provide professional learning and capacity building to school staff. 

Refer to the Accessibility Services Referral Form (docx, 138KB)


For further information, please contact: accessibilityservices@decyp.tas.gov.au