Image Description: Image shows three broadcasters in studio, they have headphones on. The first has blue hair and is wearing black overalls and a striped top, they are smiling at the camera. The next is wearing a khaki jacket and blue top and also smiles towards the camera. The final broadcaster is wearing a black puffer jacket and speaks into the microphone. Logo reads "Audio Ability" in large aqua green text with a squiggly circular symbol to the right. Below in smaller black text reads "Accessible Training & Mentorships".

 'I want to help spread awareness and encourage others to not be defined by their disabilities. The media is a very large-scale way to do that.’ - (Audio Ability Participant)

Applications for this round of Audio Ability are now closed. You can still fill out the EOI form to register your interest in future rounds.

The Audio Ability Accessible Training and Mentorship Program is once again open for Expressions of Interest from participants and mentors! 

Audio Ability is a free 16-week blended learning program that offers training and mentorship to people with disability who are interested in working in radio. 

You and your mentor will work together to build your broadcast skills, gain confidence in the studio and learn about working and volunteering at your local community radio station. 

The program includes: 

  • virtual workshops
  • in-person training
  • online self-paced modules
  • personalised mentoring

We’ve delivered two rounds of Audio Ability so far, with participants stating they experienced increased confidence, independence, and development of social and professional networks. 

It's an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and engage with new peers from around the country who share common experiences and interests!

'It was amazing to tap on the resources and experience of my mentor Jarad. Audio Ability has opened the door for me to being part of a community.'  - (Audio Ability Participant)

The program is also being offered in languages other than English, so if you prefer to learn or broadcast in your language, we encourage you to to put in an expression of interest. 

Spaces in this program are supported by the ILC program through the Department of Social Services and there are no fees to participate.

Read about the 2023 Audio Ability Cohort here

Participant Expression of Interest

We are looking for Participants who: 

  • Live and operate in NSW, QLD, VIC or SA
  • Identify as living with disability
  • Have an interest in developing skills and knowledge in community radio or TV and ambition to work in the creative industries
  • Are able to commit to a 16-week program, with flexible hours

Note: 

  • Prior community radio experience is non-essential
  • English literacy skills are non-essential 

We highly encourage people who identify as CALD, First Nations, LGBTQIA+ and youth to submit an expression of interest and take part in the program.

Applications for this round of Audio Ability are now closed. You can still fill out the EOI form to register your interest in future rounds.

 Click here for our Easy Read Factsheet for Participants: Audio Ability Training Program_Fact sheet for participants_web [accessible]

Mentor Expression of Interest

We're on the lookout for passionate radio volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge and experience of community radio with one participant to be their assigned mentee. Additionally, you will take part in weekly workshops with the wider group of participants.

While training experience is preferred, it is not essential, and every mentor will be supported by the project team throughout the course.

This is a paid role.

For our mentors, CMTO is seeking radio volunteers or staff who:

  • Live and operate in NSW, QLD, VIC or SA
  • Identify as living with disability
  • Are currently affiliated with a community radio station
  • Have 3+ years experience in community radio
  • Are passionate about training others in radio skills
  • Speak language/s other than English desirable
  • Are adaptable, patient and accommodating, in order to work with those who have different learning needs
  • Have experience training others in radio (preferred, but not essential)
  • Are able to commit to a 16-week program, with flexible hours (approximately 3-4 hrs per week)

Applications for this round of Audio Ability are now closed. You can still fill out the EOI form to register your interest in future rounds.

 Click here for our Easy Read Factsheet for Mentors: Audio Ability Training Program_Fact sheet for mentors_web [accessible]

If you have questions or would like assistance with filling out the forms, please send through your name and contact details to [email protected]

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