Professional Development
Courses & Workshops

Obtain your professional development with us

NSW Education Standards Authority
AG Bell Academy for listening and spoken language

ACT Accredited program

The Shepherd Centre is proud to offer a range of Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered Professional Development workshops, accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA),  ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and internationally with the Alexander Graham Bell Academy. Our aim is to equip teachers and other professionals working with young people with hearing loss with the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to assist children with hearing loss to develop clear, age-appropriate speech, language and social skills through listening, in a variety of educational settings.

To view or register for our Professional Development courses for 2019 please click here. 

To view the full 2019 program, click here: Professional Development Program 2019

Who should attend?

Itinerant support teachers for children with hearing loss
K-12 teachers
Early intervention specialists
Preschool staff
Childcare workers

Some courses are suitable for parents with school age children. Please refer to the individual course descriptions.

About the Course Facilitator

Hearing loss professional developmentDr Anne Fulcher, PhD LSLS Cert AVT ®, has been working with children with hearing loss for over 40 years. Anne was introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie. Anne was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. She completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss” in 2012.

Depending on course content, additional team members will present. The Shepherd Centre’s transdisciplinary team includes audiologists, child and family counsellors and speech pathologists.





Our Professional Development program for 2019 has concluded.

If you would like information on our additional courses that are available on-demand or in combination for groups of 8 or more participants, please email [email protected]

If you would like to be updated with our 2020 Professional Development Program, please join our mailing list.


Professional Development Team

[email protected]

(02) 9370 4401

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