Auslan Introduction

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Auslan Introduction

Auslan Introduction (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 Auslan Introduction 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.

Please note: Each timetable may have a different number of sessions and frequency, please check ‘Duration’ for more information.


Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Auslan Dictionary – Apple Store

Auslan Dictionary – Google Play Store

Terence Childs

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

231AUSLA – 4 sessions from Monday 30th January – Thursday 2nd February from 10am-2:30pm

231AUSLB – 8 sessions from Monday 6th February – Monday 3rd April from 6pm-8:30pm

231AUSLASAT – 4 sessions from Saturday 11th February – Saturday 4th May from 10am-2:30pm

231AUSLC – 8 sessions from Tuesday 18 April  – Tuesday 13th June from 6pm-8:30pm

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.

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
231AUSLASATSatFeb 11thMar 4th10:00am - 2:30pmMonash University Clayton
231AUSLCTueApr 18thJun 13th6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Clayton

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.

MSA+ $292.00
Concession Concession$299.00
Full Fee $315.00