Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop for Health Professionals

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) enables people to communicate when they are unable to meet their communication needs through speech alone. Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers and other educators and support staff are all involved in supporting people to find the right AAC solution to meet their needs. With the AAC field rapidly changing it can be difficult to find and assess for the most appropriate solution.

This workshop unpacks the various types of AAC solutions and explores the journey towards obtaining AAC. Key assessment frameworks and key considerations that inform AAC prescription will be addressed. Attendees will also develop an increased awareness of alternate access.


  • Understand the role and purpose of AAC
  • Be aware of the categories of AAC
  • Be aware of different low tech and high tech AAC systems
  • Be able to identify the key assessment frameworks for AAC consideration
  • Be aware of alternative access options, and some understanding of the clinical considerations for these access options
  • Be aware of the journey towards obtaining and AAC system
  • Know where to find support in the future


This is targeted at therapists with beginners knowledge around AAC prescription and implementation to provide a firm theoretical underpinning to clinical practice.

Why learn with LifeTec?

LifeTec’s learning and development service provides face to face and online training opportunities for consumers, allied health practitioners and service providers. Our unique approach centres on the enabling possibilities that assistive technology offers, and the journey in choosing, implementing and living with assistive technologies for people of all needs.

Our digital learning capabilities enable us to share learning opportunities and provide greater support to our regional, rural and remote clientele. LifeTec is able to tailor workshops to your suit the needs of your workplace and help to build capacity and skills within staff.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the session will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop will receive a refund minus a 15% administration charge. Fees from registrants who cancel less than 24 hours prior to the event are not refundable, however, registrants may arrange for another person to attend in their place. Registrations will be confirmed once payment has been received. LifeTec Australia reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient registrations. In this event, payment will be fully refunded.

LifeTec requires a minimum of 5 people for these workshops to run, if in the event we need to cancel the workshop due to low registrations, you will receive a full refund.

Townsville Workshop - AAC for Health Professionals - Friday 22nd February - LifeTec Australia Shop G-3A, 103 Duckworth Street, Townsville QLD 4814

Brisbane Workshop - AAC for Health Professionals - Monday, 25th February - LifeTec Australia - Level 1 Newmarket Village, Cnr Newmarket & Enoggera Roads, Newmarket QLD 4051