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.

Auslan Summer Intensive – 221AUSLASUM – 4 sessions,  Mon -Thurs 10am-2:30pm


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

Auslan Dictionary – Apple Store

Auslan Dictionary – Google Play Store

In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.

Please note, when required during lockdowns, our Face to Face courses will be moved to Zoom. Please ensure you have a suitable computer set up to be able to move online if required.

Terence Childs

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

8 x 2 hour sessions = 16 hours

Auslan Summer Intensive – 221AUSLASUM – 4 sessions,  Mon -Thurs 10am-2:30pm

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.

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Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.

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Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
222AUSLATueAug 2ndSep 20th6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Clayton
222AUSLBMonSep 26thSep 29th10:00am - 2:30pmMonash University Clayton
222AUSLCMonOct 17thDec 12th6:00pm - 8:00pmMonash University Clayton
222AUSLC1MonOct 17thDec 12th6:00pm - 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

Students who enrolled in this course also enrolled in:

Auslan Intermediate

Auslan Advanced

Auslan for Educators