VDEI Caption Centre

Established in 2011 as a Resource Development Project funded by VDEI, the VDEI Caption Centre supports schools in captioning their educational media resources. Through the work of the VDEI Caption Centre, the institute supports the vital role that specialist educators play in enabling improved curriculum access.

The VDEI Caption Centre offers this fully-subsidised captioning service for primary and secondary students in Years Foundation-12 who are deaf or hard of hearing. This service is available to all Victorian Government, Catholic and Independent schools.

Captioning is available for -

  • ClickView media (Exchange content section)
  • YouTube clips
  • VVLN Lessons
  • Film
  • Educational videos
  • TV broadcasts
  • Teacher and student-produced media

The aim of the VDEI Caption Centre is to caption educational media being used by schools to ensure students who are deaf or hard of hearing have full access to the curriculum and support materials.

The VDEI Caption Centre also captions VDEI's professional learning catalogue, which has upskilled more than 15,000 educators.

Submit a Request

All captioning requests should be submitted as soon as possible. Once your request has been received, VDEI will be in contact to confirm when your request can be actioned.

Media should be provided to the VDEI Caption Centre as either a link to the project or shared via Google Drive. These can be included on the Request Form below.

All captioned media is returned via email as an MP4 file, ready for schools to download.

In order to submit a request please complete the request form: Request form

Copyright Exemptions

To comply with copyright legislation, there are certain requirements that must be met before submitting media for captioning. For comprehensive information please refer to - Copyright Guide Making Content Accessible - A Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access - Copyright Guide

The VDEI Caption Centre staff will happily provide assistance/advice to assist in complying with copyright legislation.


If you have a question about the VDEI Caption Centre, please email caption.centre@education.vic.gov.au