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Tweed Heads Easy English training
Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course 

Participants develop an understanding of Easy English, review current resources and research, and begin to develop tyour own Easy English document with the support of Access Easy English staff. This training focuses on all elements of implementing Easy English, including language and use of images. It provides numerous opportunities for participants to practice implementing these and other elements in their own document. Participants also consider the organisational implementation of Easy English.


When:       TMonday 30 and Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Where:      Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett St, Tweed Heads. NSW.

Time:         9:15 am – 4:15 pm

Cost:         $575 + gst



Suitable for:


Anyone who writes information for the public, eg: communications staff; support workers, planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, community educators, survey developers, researchers, report writers, website writers, lawyers, work safety staff, NDIS staff & providers, My Aged Care staff & providers, Health Promotions writers.....


Learning objectives

You will

  • learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
  • identify who Easy English is useful for;
  • learn about  the current research in Easy English;
  • explore current Easy English resources available in the Australian and international context;
  • learn and practice each of the steps to develop quality Easy English written materials;
  • begin to write your own Easy English document, including selecting and developing appropriate image supports;
  • receive references and resources for further study and independent research;
  • discuss strategies to begin to implement Easy Englsih in your organisation.


Appropriate for:

This workshop is useful for anyone who writes information for the public.  


This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.


All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer from their work environment, or other written material to learn to develop into Easy English during the workshop.


It would be useful if you had access to a laptop for the workshop.


Not sure if this training is right for you?


Call Cathy 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


Access Easy English is owned by Cathy Basterfield.

Cathy is a trained Speech Pathologist, with almost 30 years experience. She has a national and international reputation in the development of Easy English. Cathy is acknowledged by her peers as a highly experienced, skilled practitioner in the field of Easy English. She is also recognised as being at the forefront of the development of Easy English in Australia, being one of the first practitioners in this specialist field. She has been at the forefront of the development of quality standards and benchmarks for Easy English.


Cathy was awarded a Victorian Government Ethel Temby scholarship for an investigative study into international trends and accreditation for Easy English writing and publications in 2011. Cathy is regularly invited to present at conferences on this subject matter. See more at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au   


Cathy is a member of

Speech Pathology Australia. Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist




PLAIN International




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