Auslan Introduction – Sign Language

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this course is not currently available. We will resume our classroom sessions once it is safe to do so.

Auslan (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. Being able to communicate with Deaf people is a great skill to have and is particularly useful for those working in the health, community services and education sectors. As the trainer is a member of the Deaf community the class will be taught in the real world of Deaf people.

This course will include the following:

  • Introducing oneself
  • Exchanging personal information
  • Talking about your family
  • Giving Commands: Objects in the Classroom
  • Following Instructions
  • Culture: getting attention
  • Narrating Experience with Language
  • Identifying People

Students need to attend 75% of the course to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement on the final day.

Class Schedule — 2020

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
211AUSLASUMMonJan 18thJan 21st10:00am - 2:30pmMonash University Clayton
211AUSLAMonFeb 8thApr 12th6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Clayton
211AUSLBTueMar 9thApr 27th6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Peninsula
211AUSLCWedApr 14thJun 2nd6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Clayton

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

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MSA Rewards$292.00
Full Fee$315.00

Terence Childs

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

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

8 x 2 hour sessions = 16 hours