ACE Workshops

Over the years, we have organised and provided various ACE workshops throughout Aotearoa New Zealand! We hope that you have enjoyed them.

Every year, we ask you to fill out an enrolment form to be able to take part in ACE workshops. Now you will also need to provide your ID.  Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) from Ministry of Education (MoE) gives Deaf Aotearoa the funding to be able to provide free workshops for all Deaf community members, and now they require ID to see if you meet their funding criteria.

You must provide ID:

  • current passport
  • birth certificate
  • proof of NZ citizen or residency

Unfortunately, driver’s licence is not accepted. If you don’t have any of these IDs, you can get support from your local Facilitator here at Deaf Aotearoa.

We got funding for ACE workshops for 2023 and we have exciting workshops planned – watch this space!

Matariki Maori Craft -Tufting workshop

Learn how to make your first tufted rug with a tufting gun. Select any colour of wool for the frame and some cloth. Choose your favourite design - Matariki or Maori Symbol. Materials and tools provided. NZSL Interpreter provided.

Free
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Nice Studio, Ward Street
Hamilton, 3204 New Zealand
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Deafhood Identity & Culture – Waikato

Session 1: Sat, 29th June at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Deafhood Deaf Culture and Community Session 2: Sat, 13th July at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Deaf Identity Deaf Education and Advocacy Session 3: Sat, 17th August at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Deafhood in Society Intersectionality ... Read more

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Chartwell Cooperating Church, 126 Comries Road,
Hamilton, 3210
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Self Advocacy

Kellie has been working with the Health and Disability Advocacy Service (HDAS) for 17 years. She will discuss the health service issues at this workshop. You will learn about your rights, how to make a complaint, represent yourself, and do advocacy.

Free
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Auckland Deaf Society, 16 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough
Auckland, 1042 New Zealand
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First Aid – Level 1

This workshop is now fully booked. This is for people who do not have a basic first aid certificate or your certificate has expired more than 2 years. This is perfect for you to register with us. The course covers: in-depth lessons and scenario-based activities How to treat people when ... Read more

Free
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Hato Hone St John Christchurch, 76 Moorehouse Avenue, Addington
Christchurch,
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Matariki / Maori Crafts – Waiata workshop

An opportunity to learn Waiata with a group. Learn some Matariki words. Sign with the signer, learn together in a group. Come along to this exciting workshop to learn all about New Zealand’s newest holiday, Matariki.

Free
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Highbury Whanau Centre, Highbury Avenue
Palmerston North, 4412 New Zealand
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Project Management

What is project management? It involves taking responsibility for meeting deadlines, arranging budgets to control costs, communication skills for negotiation, and employing creative skills. For example, a project manager can organize events such as 21st birthday parties, weddings, and other events. Refreshments provided.

Free
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Auckland Deaf Society, 16 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough
Auckland, 1042 New Zealand
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Health – Dementia Timaru

Do you want to learn about Dementia? What does that mean to you What are the symptoms of Dementia How to communicate with your family and friends who have it, and how to deal with their behaviour What Dementia organisation can offer, eg, support, resources a Deaf person will give ... Read more

Free
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Isobel Mayman, 14 Butler Street,
Timaru, 7910
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Career Planning and Upskilling

Workshop 1: - Career Planning Workshop 2: - Skills Development - Resume Building Workshop 3: - Networking & Overcoming Barriers Workshop 1: Fri, 10th May Workshop 2: Fri, 14th June Workshop 3: Fri, 12th July 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tea & coffee and refreshments will be provided.

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The Classroon, 159 Seventeenth Ave,
Tauranga,
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Child First Aid

This half-day course is ideal for people who are looking after children in their own home or for those needing to renew their Child First Aid certificate. Recommended for parents, grandparents and other family caregivers. Recognised qualification for home-based educators and nannies. Tea & coffee refreshment will be provided. Please ... Read more

Free
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Hato Hone St John Porirua, Mungavin Avenue
Porirua, 5024 New Zealand
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Basic Computer skills

Saturday 13th July, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Email and Computer Skills How to use email How to manage your email storage How to avoid scams and spam Please bring your own mobile phone or laptop, etc. We will help set you up and teach you how to use the ... Read more

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Hawkes Bay Deaf Club, 22 Lee Road, Taradale
Napier, New Zealand
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