Auslan For Educators

Auslan For Educators

Upcoming Short Courses

Date Time Location Available Spaces
6 June 2024 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Room BG01A, 7 Innovation Walk, Monash University Clayton Cam 10

Auslan For Educators

Auslan for Educators (Australian Sign Language) is the native language of many Deaf people and the primary language of many others who have learned it later in life. It is part of the culture of the Deaf community and is recognised as a community language. Auslan is a visual-gestural language which uses hand, arm and body movements to convey meaning and has its own grammatical system that is different to that of the English language.

This Auslan for Educators course is designed for Early Childhood Educators, teachers and staff to communicate with Deaf or hearing impaired children. It is a great skill to have and opens up a world of learning possibilities for the children in your care. You will be able to communicate and understand Deaf or hearing impaired children and/or parents and gain a greater understanding on what learning activities and games are suitable.

During this course, you will also learn how to use the Auslan language as keyword signs.

Students are provided with a free Auslan children’s book and flash cards.

As the trainer is a member of the Deaf community, the class will be taught in the real world of Deaf people.

Students need to attend 100% of the course to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement on the final day.


Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

To view our Refund and Transfer Policy please click here.

Depending on your individual circumstances, this course may be tax deductible.

Students are provided with a free Auslan children’s book and flash cards.

Full Fee $170.00
Concession $161.50
MSA+ 153.00

Terence Childs

Terence is a highly experienced Auslan trainer with over 40 year’s experience and is heavily involved in the Deaf Community.


Mim Stewart

An experienced teacher and facilitator and the mother of three women, Mim is passionate about human rights. In alignment to Auslan, she is inclusive and respectful and embraces equal rights for all. She makes sure everyone can be involved and provides a fun and engaging introduction to Auslan.

She is approachable, people focused and caring. Mim also works as a tutor, for hearing parents of Deaf babies and has a passion for access to communication.

Mim grew up and lives in Melbourne, with her youngest daughter and old dog, Autumn.

Notepad and pen. Participants are encouraged to download either Signbank or Smart Auslan (Apple only) to their smartphones through Google Play or the App Store.