70 Graham Road, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097, Australia +61 3 9712 2601
http://www.equip.edu.au/ info_equip@sil.org
Information
  • Location 70 Graham Road, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097, Australia
  • Type Training Organization
  • Vice principal http://www.equip.edu.au/
EQUIP Training exists to train intercultural workers in the areas of language learning, linguistics, translation, literacy and other language related roles. EQUIP Training is affiliated with SIL International, an organisation that specialises in working with languages spoken by the world’s lesser known people groups living in over 50 countries. Many of our graduates are involved in language development work with both government and non-government organisations, in literacy, translation, and language documentation, and in educational and linguistic research projects around the world.
EQUIP is committed to providing flexible, accredited courses while at the same time encouraging spiritual resilience so as to establish strong foundations for service in a variety of local or international contexts. EQUIP Training is the trading name under which SIL Australia delivers its education activities.
We offers following Courses.

Diploma of Language Description and Development:
This course aims to equip people to assist a language project team in communities whose language is unwritten. Because language planning and development work is complex and requires good understanding, skills and abilities across multiple disciplines the course includes subjects such as anthropology, ethnography, phonological and grammatical analysis, sociolinguistics, semantics and literacy.

Graduate Diploma in Language Description and Development:
This course seeks to equip people to be involved in language planning and development project teams working with the lesser-known languages of the world, many of which are unwritten. Because language planning and development work is complex and requires good understanding, skills and abilities across multiple disciplines the course includes subjects such as anthropology, ethnography, phonological and grammatical analysis, sociolinguistics, semantics and literacy.

Summer School:
If you need to learn another language or plan to work cross-culturally, Summer School will provide you with the skills and confidence to do so. This course will help you gain insight into the nature of language and language study, learn to make the sounds of many languages, discover a variety of language learning techniques and activities, and begin to appreciate the amazing complexity of human cultures.

Campus
EQUIP welcomes overseas students and appreciates the diversity this brings to classes. In recent years a significant number of our students have come from overseas e.g. Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, etc. Our yearlong courses are officially accredited by the Australian government and we are able to help prospective students apply for a student VISA to study in Australia.